Maybe it was reading a raft of articles discussing the ongoing dehumanising of the children of British colonialism and imperialism via government policy over decades culminating in the Windrush Scandal. Maybe it was listening to various podcasts discussing inter-generational trauma and the inheritance of a collective shame. Maybe it was seeing years of a lived … Continue reading Bush Theatre’s ‘Leave Taking’: Review.
London's theatre scene is experiencing something of a renewal. A lot of smaller production companies have been coming out with rather decent content that is relevant to parts of our society that are usually not catered to. As such, there is a range of stories being told that reflect the true nature of the capital’s … Continue reading Bush Theatre’s ‘Misty’: a short review
Continuing on from my introductory post, (click here) Part 2 expands on 'rape culture'. *trigger warning: rape* Rape Culture Rape culture is not a foreign concept that was imported into Nigeria. As Nigeria runs on patriarchy, rape culture is a byproduct of the system and it is so deeply woven into said system, that it … Continue reading Misogyny in Nigeria: Part 2
Nigeria hates our women. I know there's probably no place in the world where misogyny, most especially misogynoir, isn't rife but I am a Nigerian woman; Nigerian culture, which is just a melting pot of the dominant cultural groups, affects me and Nigerian women are who i care about here. Misogynistic culture is so perfectly entrenched … Continue reading Misogyny In Nigeria: Part 1
Don't do it. For the love of your sanity and peace of mind, don't do it. To be a feminist woman, add non religious to the mix, in a Nigerian patriarchal (oxymoron, I know) household will mean having to fight to exist as your true self or forever hold your peace. It will mean having … Continue reading How to be a Feminist in a Nigerian household
I, too, was sold that lie, sis. In preparation for a DA (dick appointment) I'd make sure to get a carton of pineapple juice and drink it a few days before my appointment comes to me. Mowing the lawn and downing drinks full of sugar just for dick? Good god, thank goodness for growth. I … Continue reading I’ve Been Drinking Watermelon: The Vagina Myths.