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BE YOUR TRUE SELF; HYPOCRISY IS EXHAUSTING.

“It isn’t enough to simply talk of equality, one must believe it. And it isn’t enough to simply believe in it, one must work at it,” Meghan Markle. My friends mean the world to me and I tell this to everyone who will listen. If I were to have a…

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An Open Letter to the Men in Our Lives.

Dear Man, Allow me to start this letter by apologizing to you for how we have failed you. I am sorry that we have let this façade go on for so long. I am honestly and deeply truly sorry. You see we have short changed you, we have made you…

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This Africa; My Africa.

Happy Africa Day!! Oh wait, what is that? You didn’t know there was something like Africa day; it’s okay because as always I have got your back. Africa Day is a legitimate holiday that is celebrated on the 25th of May every year. It is the annual commemoration of the…

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A BETTER WORLD!

“Empowering women is a responsibility not a favour,” President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. At the beginning of this year I invited you to join me at the virtual table that is this blog. We agreed to embark on a journey together, a journey to start a revolution in a bid…

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT.

I never wanted to be someone who just blogs about feminism. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to say that blogging isn’t a platform to create change. No, that’s not what I am saying. I always wanted to be someone who contributed to thought revolution but was also involved…

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GIRL ON GIRL FOR SURVIVAL?

I was recently told about this practice by the Kurya tribe in Tanzania where women were marrying women. Considering this is Africa and people are still extremely uncomfortable with the whole idea of homosexuality, I was of course very intrigued. However, it wasn’t what I thought it was. Women in…

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WHAT ABOUT HER? (Part 2)

Last week I shared with you guys Naramat’s story. A lot of the feedback I got was: Why exactly is this a big deal? Why do we need to talk about it? Don’t boys get circumcised all the time, isn’t it actually recommended? (Face palm). I don’t blame them though.…

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