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GRAB AT WILL?

It happened again today. Except this time it was more aggressive, he made me feel so small. He grabbed me as I was walking. Took my hand and pulled me to him. I didn’t know him, he didn’t know me, yet he felt that he could. He handled me like…

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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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WHAT ABOUT HER? (part 1)

In late December I was introduced to a young, bright faced girl named Naramat. She is 19 years old, comes from Samburu County and had just completed her secondary education. “My mother first attempted to have me circumcised when I was in Form Two,” she told me so calmly, so…

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HOPE.

Today I am filled with hope. Allow me to cling to this feeling, to wrap myself in it, to draw inspiration and strength from it. My faith in humanity has been restored and I have the Women’s March to thank. You see, on January 21, 2017 people from all walks…

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SHATTER!

“I’ve been raised knowing that I have to work harder for things because I am a girl, that I have to be the best so that people don’t attribute my failure to being a woman. In as much as we live in a progressive society and strides have been made…

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THE GLASS…

“Gender inequality is not a problem. Here is why, there has to be a stronger gender in terms of everything. Let’s say the tables turn and women are the ones to make all the decisions, things might get chaotic. If I think about it feminism in itself is negative to…

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Breaking Through The Glass.

  “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new,” Socrates.   I want us to have a conversation. Heck, I want us to create a chain a reaction to spark change. Let’s grab a seat at this…

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