Emotional Labor: “[W]hen it’s consistently one sided, it can get real old, real fast.”
Broth of Life: “Where is our history? The one before colonization? Where has it been hidden or destroyed and why? What would it tell me that I need to know?”
Married Maiden: “It was as though the person I was all my life (and still AM), had died and I didn’t even know. And now she was not to be spoken of.”
“Am I really Nigerian if I don’t speak my native language? I speak English but I’m definitely not British!”
“If I have a child, I think humanity is worth saving.”
“[Men] all quietly agree to undermine any man that challenges the status quo while denigrating the women that do demand [better].”
“Everyone tells her this is how its supposed to be. She tells herself this is how it’s supposed to be. She tells everyone this is how it’s supposed to be.”
[W]hile we start early to teach little girls that they are responsible for the sexual attention they draw to themselves, I have hardly seen the same energy used to repudiate the assaulters.
“You know men…you have to manage their egos”.
“The mantle of likability is a double bind […] which makes her both terrified to speak up, […] and deserving of punishment (nay violence) if she dares to rejects it.”