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…

Why i do what i do

On the phone with a good friend the other day, he very casually made a comment that some of my Facebook posts are “hitting below the belt” for the men around me. He said that while he “enjoyed” my feminist posts, some of the things that I post are offensive, especially to my husband. This…

Of Female Sexuality & Ethiopian Women

“The systematic suppression of women’s sexual and erotic inclinations has led to the conflation of sexuality and reproduction within a hetero-normative cultural and social matrix. This suppression is maintained through vigilant cultural surveillance, and has led to the muting of what I define as our feminist sexual memory and instinct. The result is a sexual…

Africa hails its first female Bishop!

In what i consider another historic milestone for African women, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa consecrated in late November 2012, Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, making her the first female Bishop in Africa. Although the Southern Africa Anglican Church has been a pioneer in ordaining women into the priesthood, the consecration into the Bishop-hood of Bishop Wamukoya is…