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One Fine Day

One Fine Day

One fine day I shall walk with my head held high My back ever so straight My strides long and purposeful One fine day As I take my walk My hips will swing from left to right With absolutely no thought of cellulite My breasts will have a dose of sanity And disobey the laws […]

#MySistersKeeper2016: Photo Speaks!

#MySistersKeeper2016: Photo Speaks!

To celebrate this years’ edition of International Women’s day, Abovewhispers.com in partnership with United Nation Women, Nigeria and WFM 91.7 (the only commercially run women’s radio station in Africa) teamed up to facilitate an online social  movement using the hashtag #MySistersKeeper2016. The objective of the campaign was to raise awareness of the need for women […]

LOUD WHISPERS: #MySistersKeeper2016

LOUD WHISPERS: #MySistersKeeper2016

One day, when I was still working at the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in Ghana which I Co-Founded as Executive Director, one of my staff members from the Grants department, Ndey Jobarteh, brought me a newspaper article to read. It was a report in the Daily Graphic, one of the national newspapers, about a […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Oh Happy Day!

MAKING IT BETTER: Oh Happy Day!

What a wonderful time to be a woman. I am feeling quite fruity, exuberant and full of hope as I write for you wonderfully erudite readers. As a result of this state of mind you can expect this to be reflected in the attitude in this page. We have just celebrated Mother’s  Day which I […]

Headliners for #MySistersKeeper2016

Headliners for #MySistersKeeper2016

Our list of individuals and organizations who have signed up to participate in the #MySistersKeeper2016 #IWD2016 activities is endless but here are some of our Headliners

Mother’s Day message: A Mother’s Pain

Mother’s Day message: A Mother’s Pain

Labour pains are very intense and all consuming. Mothers don’t dwell too much on the pain they go through because as excruciating as the experience is, beholding the face of the miracle from God that is the end result, is enough to forget everything. Till the next time of course. What mothers do not talk […]

LOUD WHISPERS: When Will ‘Servants Of God’ Stop Preying On Women And Children?

LOUD WHISPERS: When Will ‘Servants Of God’ Stop Preying On Women And Children?

On Friday, February 26th, the Supreme Court of Nigeria gave a ruling in the case of the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo, Founder & General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly. The Supreme Court upheld the rulings of the lower courts and found the ‘Man of God’ guilty of the murder of Ms  Ann Uzoh. He is […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Women Are Not Beasts

LOUD WHISPERS: Women Are Not Beasts

  ‘We have too many women reading too much meaning into everything and agitating about anything, like the television commercial in which a joyous father of a newborn yells into his mobile phone’s mouthpiece; ‘Mama na boy o’. To them, such an advert constitutes an offensive patriarchal mindset’. ‘To be a feminist, if not a […]

LOUD WHISPERS: 10 ways for women to improve In-Law relationships

LOUD WHISPERS: 10 ways for women to improve In-Law relationships

A few days ago, at Abovewhispers.com, we featured an article from Iheoma Obibi on ‘Learning not to be angry’. It was about managing in-law drama, stemming from her recent experience of attending the funeral of her father-in-law. As Iheoma stated in her article, it came from a rant on Facebook that she posted when she […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Every Woman Has A Story

LOUD WHISPERS: Every Woman Has A Story

I have a friend from South Sudan who I will call Janet. She fled her country in the 1980s during the civil war in Sudan and was a refugee in Nairobi, Kenya for many years. Janet suffered terribly during this period, going through many of the horrors associated with violent conflict. She reunited with her […]