October: Pink Ribbon Month

  • by Teakisi
  • Oct 17, 2014
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By Kye Makyeli I was having a few drinks after work with a good friend of mine who happens to be a doctor, and we got to talking about the problems that REALLY affect women. We wound up talking about breast cancer, and how little women actually know about it and its severity. Since October is […]

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Miscarriages: The Monster No One Talks About

By Wanjiru Kihusa Last November I lost a baby. I was 20 weeks pregnant at the time. After 3 days in hospital and countless pain killers and antibiotics, I went back home. One week passed and the reality of the situation hit home. Every time I went to take a shower, the absence of my […]

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Weighing Scale Woes

By Elma Asio I have my own long story about my own journey up and down the weighing scales. I’m quite certain most women do too. My greatest issues with weight began when I was a teenager. All my friends were much smaller than I was and those who were big as I, seemed to […]

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FGM: The Elephant In The Room

By Reem Gaafar Female Genital Mutilation is one those terrifying realities that is still practiced openly today, mainly in Africa and parts of Asia, although globalization and massive migration has carried the practice to parts of Europe, Australia and the Americas. Its  right up there with child brides and burying female children on the long […]

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Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?

  • by Teakisi
  • Jan 13, 2014
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By Reem Gaafar Sudan is a melting pot of different nations, cultures and religions. There is no one ‘type’ of Sudanese, and no one can claim that the land belongs to them. Over the generations, there have been Nilotic Africans, Arabs, Turks, Moroccans, Egyptians, Greek, Coptic and others, so that Sudanese people today are a […]

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A Letter To My Addiction

  • by Teakisi
  • Jan 06, 2014
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By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron I discovered you at the young age of sixteen.  Having watched you in my mother’s life, she seemed cool and always smiling with you, like she had no care in the world.  I would wait for her to go to work, steal one of you and act just like her.  You made me […]

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Nurturing A Healthy Mind

Many of us have become strong believers in fitness and health, eating right, making sure we have a balanced diet and trying to stay active to keep our bodies trim. But in the process of ensuring the physical is in good condition, we may completely forget that our minds are in control and all efforts […]

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Are You Protecting Your Heart?

Life experience teaches us a variety of lessons. Often we learn how to find our way by trial and error; both ours and of those around us. We learn how to maximize our strength while managing our weaknesses. For those who have faced trying times, those moments in life when you woke up believing you […]

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Obstetric Fistula: Plight of African Women

By Vivienne Amijee  Obstetric Fistula is a medical condition which occurs when a hole develops between the rectum and vagina or bladder and vagina. Signs and symptoms Flatulence, urinary or fecal incontinence. Foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Repeated vaginal or urinary tract infections. Irritation or pain in the vagina. Pain during sexual activity. Women who go through […]

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