Harassment is NOT Love!

Sometimes in my moments of despair at how unending feminist work is, I feel like we are constantly taking one step forward and two steps back. It feels like we are always fighting and the attempts to roll back on any gains we make are relentless. When can we dance? When can we celebrate without…

To Womyn!

I didn’t know what to write about so I came here to bigups womyn; a thing that’s not done often or profusely enough if you ask me. Today, I am here to celebrate womyn and sisterhood and friendship and the kind of deliberate love and care that keeps me alive. From the moment that I…

Loving Patriarchy Princesses

Sisterhood is powerful, I say this everyday, Bell Hooks says this, Audre Lorde said this, Sylvia Tamale says this, any feminist you know has said and continues to say this. Ever since womyn began to organize against patriarchy and other forms of oppression by men, we have recognized that our best bet for community, love,…

The Confrontation of Freedom

“This is getting too confrontational, let’s have a civil discussion” Anybody who has advocated for any sort of positive advancement in any society has heard these words, or a variation of them, usually spoken in the same tone as the word “relax.” A reminder that people (often those who benefit from the status quo) must…

“Male Pals” and Other Harmful Stereotypes

A Ugandan tabloid recently did a story “exposing” a Ugandan journalist and his “male pals”. Although the article did not outrightly accuse him of being gay, it made very blatant insinuations as to the sexuality of him and his friends. Several people have since commented that the article was part of an attack on him…

My Feminist Utopia

  “I have come to believe over and over again that what is important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” Audre Lorde I don’t remember when I first started to identify as a feminist. It’s one of those things that happened without…