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My Freedom

It’s Pakistan. Not covering my head and face would make me a Non-Muslim, an unashamed, unsavory reputed girl. Would it? That’s what people in my particular university think. … Read More»

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A journey to healing in Capoeira Angola

I saw she was me. … Read More»

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Women in the Hall

Late that summer many years ago, my student job had ended and I was soon to return to university. Heart pulsing hard in my throat, I entered city hall and walked over to the Director’s office. … Read More»

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Feminine Festive Times

My friend asked me: “Have you heard this ad on FM? A male voice was advocating the use of sanitary napkins!”. ‘Give her happy periods, give her rash less periods, use so and so sanitary napkins’. … Read More»

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Sprouts from arid land

I grew up in Tsholotsho in rural Matabeleland in Zimbabwe. Tsholotsho is arid; any attempt at agriculture is a waste of time. … Read More»

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I WANT MY MOM

This is the story of a Congolese girl who, while literallly running, fleeing from the soldiers together with the rest of her town was separated in the chaos from her mother and little brother, lef … Read More»

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An Outcast in my Home

Women in urban India are stressed. They are not only doing work outside the house, but also work full time at home. … Read More»

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I refuse to back down

Barely 6 hours from landing I got into a cab, comfortably sat next to the driver, excited to take a ride into the heart of the city. Before long he had his hands on my thighs and breasts. … Read More»

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Defying the god of academic papers

The worship of academic papers over competence has been a growing trend in Uganda over the years that many will go to great length to acquire a fake certificate just to be able to prove that they are … Read More»

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I will wear White Forgiveness

It was long before dawn on a winters night when I first found the warmth of White Forgiveness, … Read More»

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