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LOUD WHISPERS: Desperate To Keep Girls In School

LOUD WHISPERS: Desperate To Keep Girls In School

Recently, I have been involved in advocacy in Ekiti State on strategies to keep girls in school. The trends in Girl-Child education across Africa at the moment indicate that enrolment levels are way up than where they were years ago, but a common problem is retention of girls in school. Even where education is free, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Remembering Tajudeen Abdulraheem

LOUD WHISPERS: Remembering Tajudeen Abdulraheem

On May 25th 2009, Dr Tajudeen Abdulraheem, one of the greatest thinkers, activists, Pan-African leaders and scholars of our generation died in a car accident in Nairobi, Kenya. Taju was a dear brother and friend. One of his most enduring legacies was his deep commitment to the Pan-African vision. As we celebrate May 25th, Africa […]

Less Than 72hrs in Her Shoes

Less Than 72hrs in Her Shoes

First, whoever says the place of a woman is in the kitchen seriously needs a rethink.  I won’t say more! Over the weekend I had to “babysit” an 8-year-old going to 9- Friday through Sunday. You know what that means? Let me tell you. It means I must do the dishes, bath him, prepare breakfast, […]

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

I’m the young brown girl, in the headscarf, who’s hanging onto a cup of coffee for dear life, over a newspaper, sitting next to you on the train. No, I’m not quiet. No, I’m not submissive. No, I’m not oppressed. And, NO, this winged eyeliner is not to impress any silly boy. Shall I tell […]

My Very Simple Guide To Gender Equality And Feminism As A Nigerian Woman

In my last article I shared two of my life truths, (read here if you missed it) and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of messages I received from other women cheering me on and sharing their own experiences with me. Thank you everyone! Today, I will share with you my journey to feminism […]

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

Fair warning:  This blog is not going to be angry.  It will not be written in all caps.  There will be no vulgarity.  And it probably won’t go viral.  I don’t care. What I do care about is the fact I’ve read over 70+ articles in the past two weeks alone discussing the 2016 election […]