By Rena Stephanus
A generation cut short, I am speaking of uncles, aunts and even elders whom are no longer in our presence because this generation was born into a system that saw them as less, the pigment that they possessed was a curse, if only they had straight hair, if maybe they turned red when their skin was kissed by the blazing African sun, maybe they would have been treated better.
By Rautia Nakanyala
This week has been the hardest week in a very long time to be African; to be a foreigner; to be a woman and to be me. Life was showing us flames from the South to the West. As I write this, I have an urge to scream out loud or switch off my phone and disappear until the world feels warm again.
It feels like forever since our last MonoMom date.
By Mavis Braga
I was in a room filled with three men and two women. Three men so oblivious to their privilege that they felt that they could argue why men are not trash. The argument went back and forth as they argued hook, line and sinker as to why men are not trash. Statements such as not all men, flew in the air. Statements such as – if you say all men are trash, are you including your father, brothers and male friends. Statements such as – when speaking about rape culture, can we for a second also talk about the precaution’s women do not take.
By Lynn Komu & Nsozi Mwazi
Me Too Namibia was strongly birthed by a movement referred to as the powerful but controversial Slut Shame Movement and has been described as one of the first major African Me Too Movements. In a time of change it is important for every Namibian, regardless of gender understand what this means and how it functions. I caught up with Nsozi Mwazi, one of the founders of The Slut Shame movement for more.
a place of perfect peace and happiness, like heaven. In Buddhism, nirvana is the highest state that someone can attain, a state of enlightenment, meaning a person’s individual desires and suffering go away.