“I was 12 when I first started my period, I thought I had been raped or something. I hid that I had started for two months before my father discovered and told my mother...” This is a line from one of the stories shared by real women who know what its like to have been … Continue reading It’s 2018: We Need to Talk About Periods
Is African culture at odds with the reality of sexuality among youth? A little over a week ago, President John Magufuli of Tanzania declared that he would not allow school girls who become pregnant to be readmitted into school. His reason was that young mothers would be distracted if they are allowed back into school and … Continue reading Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Is Morality the Cure?
I can’t help but notice the deficit of African voices and positive narratives about Africa in mainstream media, literature and sadly even my own graduate school curriculum. While we have certainly made so much progress, I believe we can do even better. Each one of us has the responsibility to shine a light on our continent and create the Africa we want.