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My favourite thing about Nigerian women is everything they’re doing to defeat the patriarchy. Let’s list some of the steps they’ve taken recently shall we?
When conversation starts to wane, one of the questions that often comes up with my group of all single friends ironically is ‘what would you do if you found out your partner was cheating’. Over the years the reply to that question has evolved for most of them from ‘dump his ass and burn his […]
Early last year, after an almost fairytale-like relationship, came to an abrupt end, I did what all movies recommend you need to do to move on from a breakup. I deleted his number (even though I had it memorized), Which didn’t stop me from sending long epistles at 2 am in the morning. I cried. […]
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The 29-year-old bisexual woman in this story talks about her decision to come out to her very religious parents, why she actually came out to them and the aftermath of coming out.
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