For this week’s What She Said, I spoke to Chioma, who had a life-changing experience at 19. She talks about what it felt like losing her leg to an accident at 19, how she has adapted to the change and getting a first-class in law school. Tell me about the accident. I remember it like […]
Body dysmorphia is a mental health disorder that makes you obsess over your physical appearance. You constantly try to fix or hide these perceived flaws that may not be noticeable to others but yourself. We spoke to five Nigerian women about what it is like hating their body in a way that makes them obsess […]
Before him, I had sworn to leave any man who cheats on me. With him, I found myself hoping he’d ask for forgiveness so we can get back together.
No, his name is not Femi.
What is the Feminist Coalition and what do they do? And why are they under threats?
It is very easy to forget to prioritise your mental health in the midst of the protests and what seems like a very important part of Nigeria’s history. We asked five Nigerian women how they manage to protect their mental health even in the midst of it all. Sandra, 18 When it gets too much, […]
Women have been said to be at the forefront of this protest. Although some people say women should not join the protest, they did anyway. We asked six Nigerian women why they joined the #EndSARS protests. Linda, 21 Every day I spend on the road, is for the women and the queers. Police brutality affects […]
The feminist coalition is a body run by a group of women with their main focus being fighting injustice. They do not organise. Rather, they’ve assisted, structured and dispersed funds for the #EndSARS protests. Here are some of the things they have done. 1) Feeding Some of the money has been used to pay for […]
When the women in Agbaja area saw a decrease in domestic animals and observed an increase in female mortality, they stayed away from home for a month in protest. These women left their husbands’ villages and went to either Umunumu or to Orie Ekpa (market) with their mats so they could sleep wherever night met them. When their husbands went to ask the reason for their withdrawal, they said too many women were dying.
For this week’s What She Said, I had initially spoken to women who are survivors of SARS and police brutality, because that’s an important story. But when I had the opportunity to interview the subject of this story, I asked myself one question: if police officers and SARS oppress Nigerian citizens especially the young people […]
In different locations all over the world, people are holding protests to call for the end of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. During these protests, people are demanding their right to live freely without being profiled. However, female protesters are announcing incidences of sexual violence from protesters. Sexual harassment is one of the most prevailing forms […]
Using a cab service as a Nigerian woman seem to be an extreme sport. From drivers who try to touch you to those who try to harm you because “tHey hAvE yOuR tYpE aT hOmE” women have been through it all. These five women in the city’s capital share their worst cab ride experience.
Have you ever gotten a message so weird you did not know how to process it? Well, these seven women to tell us the weirdest messages they have received. Jane, 32 A picture of his penis. No introduction, no nothing. Just a picture of his phallus. Amaka, 19 A man once told me he wants […]
Navigating life as a woman in the world today is incredibly difficult. From Nigeria to Timbuktu, it’ll amaze you how similar all our experiences are. Every Wednesday, women the world over will share their takes on everything from sex to politics right here. The subject of this week’s What She Said is 26-year-old Busayo. She talks […]
Female sexual pleasure comes in different ways. For some women, squirting is how they know they have reached peak sexual pleasure. So, 7 Nigerian women talk to us about their first time squirting. Angel, 20 So, there I was masturbating and exploring my body when all of a sudden, there was this intense feeling that […]
They said something about how I fit the description of an accomplice for some yahoo boys around the area because of my nose ring and face. They didn’t even do the routine Nigerian police “may we meet you,” they just asked me to open my car door and get out. I mean, I had to because they had guns.
When long healthy and beautiful hair is the norm, women choosing to go bald seems like an anomaly. So, we got 7 Nigerian women to talk about the different parts of the bald life; the reasons they made their choice, people’s reactions, hiccups along the way, and funny moments. Funmi, 22 My mother had Cancer. […]
African women have had a complex relationship with birth control, so we ask 10 African women, to tell us their experiences using birth control. Ann; 26, Zambia I don’t like taking medicine unless it’s really necessary, and I barely finish my courses so I knew the pill was a no. I didn’t like the idea […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 26-year-old Somalian woman living in the US. After she was almost married off to a 30-year-old man when she was 17, she realised she couldn’t continue to live with her family and began planning her escape.
Have you ever tried to buy a wig from an online vendor? If you have, then you know these struggles all too well. 1) Price of wig You see a beautiful wig; double drawn, inches are inching, the curls are bouncing as they should. While still looking at the beauty that is the wig, you […]
If you have done any of these things on this list, then congratulations, you are a gold digger. 1) Refuse to split the bill when you go out How dare you refuse to spilt the bills on a date you were asked on? Gold digger… 2) Do not date the underdog So you have chosen […]
Dating a Yoruba man is something most people do to build character. Some consider this extreme sport as a cry for help and a means of inflicting self-harm. From the Tundes to the Femis, Yoruba men will leave you wishing you chose a life of celibacy. Today, I spoke to a 25-year-old lady who has been in 6 awful relationships, dated only Yoruba men and considers them her Kryptonite.
Why do people profile tech ladies who have casual interest in fashion, beauty, etc as not being good technically? When guys have hobbies, nobody claims it affects their skills.
Today’s What She Said is not anonymous. Last week, a 22-year-old Ghanaian shared an experience from her childhood that had to do with being accused of witchcraft.
In a lot of countries in Africa, women are supposed to take their husband’s last name when they get married. So, what happens when they don’t? 8 African women tell us about keeping their last name; why they did it and the problems that came with it. Nana; Zambian, 42 Nobody ever asks men why […]
For PCOS awareness month, we talk to Doctor Opeyemi , a medical doctor, graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, social activist, sexual and reproductive rights advocate, a healthcare manager and administrator who has been practicing for three years. 1) What PCOS stands for PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is called a syndrome because there […]
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