On #metoo…

“I wish women didn’t have to rip our pasts open and show you everything and let you ogle our pain for you to believe us.” — Lindy West Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein - it is almost the same every time: A woman will come forward with accusations of sexual abuse, and … Continue reading On #metoo…

On flashbacks, intense emotions and grounding…

Flashbacks can be terrifying - they can feel like we are back in that place where pain and fear ruled. Flashbacks can be triggered by almost anything: smells; seeing an item or an image on television; being in a place; the words someone else uses. As awful as they are, flashbacks are in fact a … Continue reading On flashbacks, intense emotions and grounding…

Why Girl’s Education Matters…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8xgF0JtVg When a girl has self-belief and is supported by her family and community; when she's empowered with skills, ideas and knowledge; when she has access to services, role models and other girls: when she is visible and vocal - she can demand to stay in school, to get healthcare, and to get married and … Continue reading Why Girl’s Education Matters…

On ’13 Reasons Why’…

**trigger warning for sexual assault and suicide in relation to 13 Reasons Why book and series** It took me a while to summon up the courage to watch 13 Reasons Why. The subject matter alone is tough to watch but, having read many reviews, I was acutely aware of the fact that it did not … Continue reading On ’13 Reasons Why’…

Live In The Question…

"You can't write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I've never been the kind of person to have a life plan. At least, not since life threw enough curve balls for me to give up on the idea of … Continue reading Live In The Question…

“The heart is capable of sacrifice…

The month of February is a wonderful month in my world. This is my 8th year of being involved in the international VDay movement. My involvement over those years has gone from online activism and raising awareness to last year being part of the organisation of Arusha's first VDay event. This year, I was production … Continue reading “The heart is capable of sacrifice…