Childfree Women And The Freedom To Choose

One fine evening during dinner, I started a conversation around being childfree and everyone stopped eating. In response to my rather culturally disturbing thoughts, I was given the “what the hell is wrong with you” look. Now, the displeasure at the table was understandable considering the fact that we were Africans, Nigerians to be specific.…

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…

Coming to terms with becoming like my mother

“Every woman becomes their mother. That is their tragedy. And no man becomes his. That is his tragedy” ~ Oscar Wild. Growing up, I was always told that I was her splitting image. Some even called me by her name adding “little” as a prefix. I never believed that though. I knew she was beautiful.…

#BeBoldForChange – “Our Journey as Ethiopian Women – Building a Common Agenda”

On March 9th 2017, Earuyan Solutions facilitated a conversation with around 150 intergenerational women ,on AWiB’s monthly platform, under the title “Our Journey as Ethiopian Women – Building a Common Agenda. The 2017 IWD theme is #BeBoldForChange. The dialogue focused on what it means for Ethiopian women to be bold for change. Towards generating input for…

Living Injustice is Obscene

I recently showed a video to some people I worked for. It was to commemorate International Women’s day. Since we were celebrating the occasion with the theme #BeBoldForChange, I thought nothing could provoke a more lively discussion for the mixed gender audience like the movie by Eleonore Pourriate, “Oppressed Majority”. After, an older man came…