Call Me Dami: “Strive high for yourselves and so other women can see you and know they belong too. Defy the mainstream media. You’re more than just a wife or a mother, and your skin does not limit you.”
Mind your head: “I remember an ex’s mother advising me that long hair was good because the men liked it. As if what I did with my hair was anybody’s business.”
Copy Cats: “We usually hear about representation in the work place or in the media, but representation of healthy relationships starts at home where our children are watching, learning and storing for later use.”
I remember when my mother and uncle tried to convince me that having a gap tooth was beautiful. At the time I dismissed it as them pushing an obviously incorrect opinion just because they had gap teeth themselves.
Tribute to my grand mother who would have been laid to rest today…if not for social distancing.
Sexual and Reproductive Rights: […] with the uncertainty of the restriction timelines, families need to spend more now to stockpile their essentials. Unemployment, dwindling finances, and uncertainty about the future, can literally create and harden the choice between cabbage vs. condoms.
My life matters: “Domestic violence is about power, access, and enablement – all of which men have disproportionately. Women are overwhelmingly the disempowered recipients of intimate partner violence. […]. Domestic violence is never okay, no matter the direction”
Anxiety: “For many, never before has work presented itself in this magnitude of both burden and luxury at the same time”
The Synchronized Double Burden: “[…] global lockdowns have undeniably tripled women’s workload in the household. However, novel COVID has not brought novel improvements in the division of labor, but is […] worsening gender inequality.”
An ode to the self awareness necessary for a life worth living, ‘Black Noise’ echoes the need to constantly look inward.