Poem: Black Woman

They call me black woman; No monograph, just black woman! Colored into a system Colored into a stereotype No depictions of my strength and worth Just black woman A name they estimate narrates who I am No permission, no consent from me about who I am or what I want to be known as Just... Continue Reading →

Who Would Teach This Girl Child?

Ever wonder why your mum never told you something? Ever wonder why life had to teach you somethings and not your family or your mum? The truth is rarely far from home and though people expect the home to be the first hand education of every child, not everyone at home knows it all.  ... Continue Reading →

5 Things I Plan To Tell My Teenage Boys About Nudity By Brian Orme

Tonight, I plan to sit my teenage boys down on the couch and ask them a pretty awkward question. It’s a question I never thought I’d ask and I'm a little angry that I even need to ask it. What is the question? Have you seen Kim Kardashian naked? Why would I ask this? Because... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Adichie: “Nobody can force me to change my surname”

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently had a candid interview with the Sun Newspaper. In it, she discusses growing up, her parents’ influence on her career, wanting to be called a Miss instead of Mrs, Feminism and the beauty of Igbo language. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of three award-winning novels, Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a... Continue Reading →

Gender Equality Is A Myth! by Beyonce Knowles Carter

We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.... Continue Reading →

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