Ashenda

All space is shared. We have to care for others as well as ourselves. But as women, we do more of the former than the latter. However, some cultures and traditions are the exceptions to this rule. Some holidays come around and give young women the chance to shine and breath. Ashenda (also referred to…

HERstory Series on AF

One of our AF writers Adebisi did a recent interview with Nina Steele on living child free. Nina’s authentic choice and the courage to share her story inspired us to seek more of such stories from African women living boldly. Therefore, we’re excited to launch the HERstory Series on AF where we’ll capture the stories…

From Foetus to Woman

(Audio recording included)   We were foetuses when they mapped out our lives some of us would glide through birth canals break open wombs announce our arrival in bold wails we were born protesting then to be shushed at entry and later made to believe our voices mattered little   some of us in luckless…

Eternal Happiness or Woe, I CHOOSE.

I find that pregnancy, delivery and recovery are nothing short of bewildering and overwhelming no matter how well prepared you think you are or the opportunities that are available to you. It can be such a rude awakening, showing a woman how little control she has over her body. So much so that it makes…