Ignorance, Biases or Just Misogyny?

“Why are you doing this to yourself? Wouldn’t something more feminine be more appropriate for you?” If I got a penny every time I heard these words since the start of my Electrical Engineering degree, I would be a millionaire! “Oh! So you are one of those smart girls? And you also defend women rights?!” […]

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Being Powerful Is A State Of Mind

By Naide Obiang This morning, like few of them lately, is full of uncertainties. But, for philosopher Bob Proctor, “each day holds something good for us. We just have to find it.” The secret is, if we remain faithful to the image of our life that we have created in our mind; such image will […]

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Don’t Put Us In The Same Box

Women don’t have to like each other  Women don’t share the same privileges  Women don’t share the same ideologies  Women don’t want the same things  Our struggles are wired differently  And we deserve to express them all. By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi I remember when Christian Amanpour’s Love and Sex Documentary in Ghana first premiered in […]

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The Women of Wakanda

By the time you are reading this, you are probably thinking it is stale already … you are absolutely right, but read it anyways. I was obsessed … scratch that … I am completely obsessed with Black Panther. I knew so much about the movie before I finally saw it and when I did – […]

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The Ring

By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi I love rings. I always have. They are my favorite pieces of jewelry. When I was growing up, I would wear my mother’s rings to school just because they were so pretty. I loved to wear them on my fourth finger on my right hand, partly because it simply looked great […]

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Checking My Feminism: A Turbulent, But Beautiful Love Story

By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi 2017 was an interesting year, given events that happened as well as the conversations that spurred from those events. From dinner tables to online spaces, there were several social issues that erupted and women were right in the thick of it, globally and locally. In my own backyard, Ghana, I want […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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