Guess Who’s a 2017 Bake Awards Nominee?

WE ARE!!!! Yaay. I was unwell when I found out the blog has been nominated for the 2017 Bake Awards in the “Best Women and Girls’ Empowerment Blog” category. My friend sent a message and was like, girl, congratulations, and I was like, for what? And she was like, you got nominated! The blog is […]

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VAW: How Society Justifies It

Violence Against Women and how male feelings are used as a justification. Using the case of Jackline Mwende to analyze how society has positioned male feelings and perceived emasculation as a justification/explanation for men’s violence against women. Resources: www.cpt.org/files/US%20-%20Male…%20&%20Violence.pdf medium.com/your-philosophy-cla…olence-3b136260e0a1 www.nation.co.ke/news/Man-in-chil…yimnz/index.html Produced and Edited by Nadia Favre

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Self Care: Learning To Take Care of Yourself As An Activist

  “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde Self care, more than taking care of ourselves can also be defined as “choosing behaviors that balance the effects of emotional and physical stressors” Resources: everydayfeminism.com/2016/10/self-c…tress-culture/ feministkilljoys.com/2014/08/25/sel…re-as-warfare/ www.guerrillafeminism.org/guerrilla-fe…l-self-care/ Produced and Edited by Nadia Favre selfcarepilotso1e0

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The Feminists Are Coming Podcast

I’ve been wanting to start a podcast for a long time and now finally I have. It’s called The Feminists Are Coming, just like this blog. On this podcast I will continue to talk about issues and situations that affect women, in Kenya mostly. It will basically be an extension of the blog.  So, welcome to […]

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Njoki Chege and Patriarchy’s Foot Soldiers

Or “how some women are used to do the work of patriarchy against their fellow women” During slavery, colonialism, apartheid and other oppressive periods, part of the reason it was so successful (as successful as violent oppression can be claimed to be) is because of a system where some people within the oppressed groups were […]

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S.K.I.R.T.S Conference on Online Safety for Women and Girls

On Saturday 6th August, S.K.I.R.T.S organized a conference to discuss Online Safety for Women and Girls in which I was a moderator. S.K.I.R.T.S is an acronym that stands for Socially Keen Individuals Redefining Tech Spaces. Their mission is to strengthen women’s voices against harassment and discrimination through the use of technology. Their work includes Digital Security, […]

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Q&A: Get To Know My Feminism

(Last year, journalist Helen Langat sent me a few questions about my thoughts on Feminism that she intended to publish. Although the article wasn’t published I felt these were great questions as a way to understand what my Feminism is so decided to post them here) What is Feminism to you? Basically feminism is the ideology […]

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Heinrich Boll: When You’re Accustomed To Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression

During the May 2016 Gender Forum, we discussed what Feminism means for Kenyan women from different perspectives and facets, and a man asked an important question. His question was, with all this feminism and equality things, what would happen when women achieve this? Wouldn’t women seek to harm men? This man was afraid that if […]

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#MyUnkemptHair: The Politics of African Women’s Hair

(Originally posted in bintimswahili.wordpress.com) I grew up with my cousins, six of us. Like most Swahili families, we were various shades of skin tones and hair types. Our hair varied from straight Arab hair, to thick curls with everything else in between. Mine was what most would at the time consider as “regular African” hair; […]

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