Celebrating Trailblazing Nigerian Women.

International Women’s Day celebrated on the 8th of March is, according to the international women’s day website, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

On this day, I am celebrating seven Nigerian…

This is not a compliment, please.

In November of 2020, I was sitting at the Abia Mall’s food court eating pasta and reading Ben Carson’s, You Have A Brain, when a pot-bellied man in a Tom Ford shirt and overly tight denim pants walked up to my table, pulled the chair by my side and sat…

Can any woman escape the lies?

On Wednesday the 20th of January 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America alongside his vice president, Kamala Harris, the first woman to ever hold that office.

I knew it was coming as it always does when women walk the hall…

A short story

I hear the child crying, I hear the crack of the whip, I hear the deep pleas of the child, too often it reminds me of my childhood.

I am familiar with that scenario. I know the pain. I close my eyes and rest my head on my palms, make…

What changes when the calendar reads 2021.

2020 for many has not been a good year.

People lost friends and family, jobs, homes, savings, a lot. They sit in their corners and wonder what life really is, I wonder too.

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness” — Desmond…

A short story

The Christmas/New year holiday that so many Nigerians went to Cape Verde, I too went.

It is beautiful island country off the coast of west Africa, with pastel coloured buildings and beautiful scenery. I went alone as is my usual way of doing things, swam in a salt lake, ate…

A short story

The thin, ratty haired woman walked into the shop. With a washed out and we’ll worn wrapper, a baby with an equally ratty hair was strapped at her back. It was obvious their hair could have taken a different shape had the condition of their nutrition and daily living been…

Emmanuella

Women, Young people and shared experiences.

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