Unapologetically African

I spent half of last Saturday in one of the most beautiful buildings in Newcastle, The Catalyst – a beacon for data and healthy ageing innovation. Just a seven-minute walk from St James Metro station in the centre of Newcastle, The Catalyst is one of the best venues for all manner of events. One thing that […]

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A Community Collaboration Made At The Hancock

Well, where do I begin? I’m sat at the dining table writing this a few weeks after the Woman! An Exploration of Women in Ancient and Contemporary Culture took place at the beautiful The Great North Museum: Hancock, relishing in every memory, trying to comprehend the impact a collaboration can bring. It’s hard to believe […]

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Announcing ‘Teakisi Woman Talk’ – 2021 Speakers!

Three years on from the inaugural Teakisi Woman Talk, Teakisi as the organiser prepares yet again for its annual conference as the 2021 speakers are announced. This conference celebrates the culture and heritage of Africa, minoritised communities, people of African descent and the entire community. This #BlackHistoryMonth conference also gives the opportunity to attendees to ask […]

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It’s More Than Just A Vaccination

As the UK vaccination programme achieves 873,784 jabs in the past 24 hours, it is bringing to mind much wider issues that are clearly toxic and also represent a sense of unfairness in society. The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E) inequalities that are freely talked about really represent discrimination if they are not being addressed. Vaccine hesitancy means putting off having the jab, or completely saying no. […]

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Being Your Kind Of Beautiful

We are living in the 21st century and everything is being defined for us. Depending on where you live, words like beauty have got meaning attached to them. Beauty now comes in particular sizes and specific body shapes, which means that those that don’t fit into the preferred category are simply not beautiful? With being […]

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Everything You Need To Know About SHINE

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Feb 01, 2021
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In 2021, there has to be an even greater push to make sure that African women can access better and accurate information, so that they can maintain their sexual and reproductive health. Beyond having access to contraception, African women and all women in general also need to be educated about birth control and their options for usage. Women’s control over […]

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Teakisi Woman: Rehma Muguyeneza

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jan 13, 2021
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I am thrilled to welcome our new Director Rehma Muguyeneza onboard! Rehma is a member of the Ishami Foundation which works towards bringing awareness of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis, regarding her own personal experience with the Rwandan Genocide. She believes in amplifying the stories of the voiceless, taking pride and power in them. […]

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