Afro Trotter Diaries

Curiousity. To quell insatiable thirsts To Explore. Discover. Grow. Put things in perspective. Connect. To respect the wanderlust women screaming within… Some of the reasons we trot. Sometimes exploring the cities in which we live, other times our neighboring countries and other times going far far away. Trevor Noah said it best when he said…

Fighting Rape Culture.

I think one of the worst things rape culture has enabled is the shame that accompanies its victims and survivors; when the shame and violation shifts from the perpetrator to the victim. When I am unable to say that I have been raped because of the stigma that accompanies rape survivors, the indignity is imprinted…

We are in crisis.

The feminist agenda has really not changed over the years. I also tend to believe patriarchy found its way into blinding us with their campaigns of gender equality and it makes our liberation more harder to achieve. We fight against systems both men and women uphold, sustain and continue without shame to crucify one category…

Exploring Ethiopian Masculinities

In my perspective, the conversations and interventions to promote gender equality in Ethiopia have focused heavily on women. Therefore a natural inclination has been to assign  gender issues as ‘women’s issues’. If by definition, gender, refers to the socialized roles and responsibilities of men and women that are assumed within families, societies, cultures and expectations…