Crowds of women are marching on the streets demanding justice for Barakat who was raped and murdered in her own home; for Farishina, the 12-year-old who was raped by eleven men; for Uwaiwa who was raped and murdered in her church; for Jennifer who was attacked and gang-raped by five men; for the unnamed 2-year-old who was raped to death; for the 3-year-old who was raped by a 30-year-old man and was slut-shamed by her own mother; for the two girls, ages 13 and 15, who were raped continuously by their father for seven years, and for the unreported rape cases and silenced rape victims. … Read More Dear Black Girl-Woman, It Was Never Your Fault (1)
For the past five days, I’ve been struggling to write this blog post, whenever I open my laptop to type, my fingers start shaking, my breathing becomes laboured and my head begins to pound louder than before (just like it’s pounding right now). Since May 25th, we have been bombarded with incidents of abuse and… Read More The Crime, That Is, Womanhood
Today is a day to remember our fallen heroes, our uncles who we never got to meet, our brothers who the war snatched away from us, our sisters and mothers who wept in pain and suffering as they bid their loved ones farewell, not knowing if it was their last time together. A day to… Read More To The Unsung Heroes (Echezona mana Ozoemena)
Most of the men we complain about every day were raised by women who ingrained these ideologies of women being their slaves and being held accountable for even “their” own actions. If we truly wish to live in a society that upholds equality for all genders, we should educate the girl child and especially the… Read More Stop raising patriarchal sons and daughters (IWD2020 EachForEqual).
I could tell you a story about rejection of shattered hopes and loss of attention of a budding girl-woman who thought she knew better I could tell you a story about depression of suicidal thoughts and daunting suppression of a bathtub filled to its brim and a girl who couldn’t lay underneath I could tell… Read More I Could Tell You A Story (Celebrating Easter)