Women Who Kill #4: Why?

By Felly Oyuga She had a boyfriend! She could not stop thinking about how her luck had just turned. Walking down Kimathi Street, she could not walk fast enough to get to the hotel to meet her beau. Gigi was a plain Jane. Even her own mother felt sorry for her. Nothing about her left […]

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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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Can I be Independent in Peace?

No man is an island; I believe this and I agree with it. To me, that means we all need each other. In fact, one of my best songs to describe the situation, would be this song we sang in my fellowship in Secondary School. Part of the lyrics says, “You are important to me, I […]

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On Love- Decisivenes Takes Courage

By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi I’ve always spent more time than I should choosing a dress, or a hairstyle. I know most people say this is common with women. Perhaps it is, Perhaps there’s more to the constant anxiety I feel when I’m not sure about whether it is a blue or white coloured dress that […]

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Catch Them Young

Not too long ago, an image of a tweet went viral on my timeline on Facebook. I was so impressed by the girl described in the tweet that I had to share the image as well. The tweet was from a woman who said she was having a talk with little children and she asked them […]

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Gender Myths

Before I proceed, let me clearly state that this is purely my opinion; something I totally believe in after proper observation and I think you should too, but I have no intention of shoving my opinion down your throat. So, in the long run, you decide whether you agree with me or not. I know […]

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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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