For this week’s what she said, we talk to Uju Anya, a 44-year-old woman. She tells us about leaving Nigeria with her mum because of her abusive dad, discovering she is lesbian, not bisexual, and becoming an atheist. Let’s start from the beginning. Where did you grow up? I was born in the city of […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 29-year-old Nigerian woman who was stalked by her ex boyfriend for years. She talks about how horrifying that experience was in this story.
This year, we documented a wide range of experiences from women of all backgrounds. In today’s What She Said, we highlight some of these stories. From the divorcee dating again to the first-class law graduate, these are stories of women living life on their own terms — our 2020 must-reads! 1. What She Said: What […]
What She Said, a Zikoko series that was launched to highlight female experiences, has documented a wide range of experiences from women of all backgrounds. In today’s What She Said, we explore some of the biggest stories in the series and why they are widely read. You want to read this.
The subject of this week’s What She Said is Amaarae, a 26-year-old Afro-fusion musician. She talks about how her relationships shaped the person she is now, her newly-released album and what it’s like being managed by her mum. How would you define your music? Three words: confidence, fearlessness and freedom of expression. I had described […]
This week’s What She Said is Olusayo Ajet, an artist, academic, engineer, biochemist and researcher. She talks about how art was her tool of escape, her relationship with her family and how she experiences the world one day at a time. Tell me about how you started making art. I don’t necessarily have a moment […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 26-year-old Nigerian woman who has not really been gainfully employed since she finished university and was called to the bar years ago.
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 61-year-old woman who left her family behind a few years ago to start a new life in Europe. She talks about why she left, the backlash she received and why she doesn’t regret it.
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 26-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about the trauma she faced growing up with her mum, her dad leaving and how therapy improved her relationship with her mum. Tell me about your earliest memory. Growing up, I was very stubborn. I used to get into a […]
My husband was unavailable. I had to drive myself for over an hour to the hospital. My car seat was soaked in blood. I went to the hospital, and they told me that I had a miscarriage. I was in so much shock that when I got home, I went into the kitchen with my bloody leggings and finished cooking.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 32-year-old Nigerian woman who grew up resenting her mother for marrying and divorcing three times. Now that she’s older, a feminist and has been divorced once, she says she understands.
This week’s What She Said features a woman who is married but currently moonlights as a sugar mummy.
For this week’s What She Said, Margaret*, a 24-year-old woman talks about being dark-skinned girl and how colourism has affected her professionally and in her relationships.
The woman in today’s WHAT SHE SAID, there’s nothing worse that being single and fat in your 30s. She talks about how the problem of finding clothes her size made her start making clothes for plus-sized women and why she’s currently doing everything she can to lose weight. Tell me a bit about yourself. I’m […]
Last year I spoke to a woman who had just gotten a divorce and was learning to live on her terms. She’s back this week to share some fun, hilarious tips on dating after again after her divorce. How are you? Anything new? I wish I could say a lot, but not really. I officially […]
One of my favourite stories is the one in which man and woman were created as one being. With four arms, four legs and a head made up of two faces. Then Zeus pulled a Zeus and split us into separate parts. Condemning us to spend the rest of our lives looking for our other […]
Last year I had an interview with a woman who had had four abortions and regretted none of them. For International Women’s Day, we decided to reshare all of the interviews from last year. A couple of days after this interview went live I got an email from the woman in this interview. The title […]
Last week I spoke to 7 women about their experiences with gender-based violence. Their responses ranged from experiencing GBV in mundane situations to dating violent men. This week, I decided to go a little deeper. On this week’s What She Said, I talk to a woman and her mother on how growing up with a […]
There are quite a number of birth control options for women in the world today. From IUDs to the pill, to patches, in theory, there’s something for every kind of woman. This week we speak with a woman who has seen them all and tried them all and only has one thing to say, “It […]
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