No One Wants a Strong Black woman.

There is a cloud of pressure that hangs over black women in our society. The pressure to be strong, independent, confident, among other things. We are ‘queens’ if we do not break down when something saddening happens to us, or if we do not fight back and take it elegantly. We are applauded for acting […]

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“Female Bosses Are Wicked”

“I don’t want to have a female boss” “Female bosses are wicked.” You have probably heard this said a number of times or even said it yourself. When I was a lot younger and I would say, ignorant, I believed this too, even without having a female boss. You know how stereotypes are cemented into […]

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Who is Failing Whom? Africa, or Its Women?

If you ask me to name one of the most compelling developments in the politics of African countries lately, I’ll tell you it’s the engagement of women in politics. A few days ago, I stumbled upon an article that talked about a pledge made by Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, towards the empowerment of children and […]

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Appreciating The #HeForShe

By Stacy Kendi We always celebrate women for all they do, and empower them to do much better, but rarely do we remember to appreciate the men who are always at the forefront of the gender equality movement. Today, I want to take time and appreciate the kind of men who forego their masculine ego […]

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How Effective Is The CSW in Advancing Women And Girls?

From the 11-22 of March 2019, the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) recently convened in New York, United States for its annual session that focuses on the promotion and empowerment of women and girls. As the main priority for this year’s session, discussions centered on social protection systems, access to public services and […]

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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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