Fierce She Was: ‘I am’ from within and not from without. I was always enough. Now I know not to doubt.
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.”
Between The Cracks
“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.”
Nigerian, Male, & Emasculated
“[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.”
Close Your Legs
[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.
“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.”
“That XYZ person that made you feel bad about ABC is not having a bad day. They are douchebags. Rid yourself of them quick.”
“[A] good errand girl makes a good daughter, and a good daughter makes a good wife.”