Guided By The Sea

Open your arms to me, Omo Yemoja and I, quite safely, will carry you across our water. You long for your home, it is in your heart and not lost. Do my work here first and I will take you home. It is mine too. But you, I own and together we will write. I […]

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16 DAYS OF HOPE

By Nana Akosua Hanson Imagine this: You are walking through a busy street and everybody keeps grabbing at your body parts. You speak up, but you are shut down. You have no right to open your mouth, they say. They grab you some more. Your body is in pain, so you are in pain. It […]

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Double Standards: Sexism In The Workforce

Often people assume that the remarkable feats women have achieved is a sign that the patriarchy and its system of misogyny has been erased. But this is a common misconception.   This is a belief mainly held by middle to upper class men who may fail to see how oppressive the workforce system is to […]

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Of heathens & cravens pt 1

You asked us not to look, but expected us to see clearly.We swung from the trees, and you laughed.Yet laughter was not enough.You made sure we would kneel when we prayed, using the words of a foreign tongue,To a Lord whose name and legacy was more foreign,And stranger still.You told us, in no uncertain termsThat […]

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The Tragedy Of The Housewife

Through the years the role of the woman has evolved in the household and by extension in the workplace. Women have, through activism and everything in between, been able to carve a path for themselves that doesn’t revolve around the cliché and out played role of the “caretaker”. But there are still some women who […]

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I Do but I Don’t

I, I’m willing and able So I throw my cards on your table I want to love you, I want to love and treat, love and treat you right — Bob Marley, Is This Love Bob Marley manages to portray deep feelings of love and commitment towards his object of affection in his song “Is […]

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THIS GUY CALLED SOCIETY

Society tells you don’t cry as a man and the same society says a man who can cry is somewhat mature and true. Society says you giving birth biologically doesn’t make you a mother…but it won’t stop short of calling you barren if you don’t get one or another. Society says, don’t rush for things. […]

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WHO?

Who sees me, when i need to be seen? When your eyes refuse to glance my soul, And your gaze, holds mine no longer, And your stare increasingly grows colder, And my eyes see more terror than I can bear, And my gaze relies on light to be sane, And my stare is fraught with […]

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