Category: Eve’s Notes

Eve's Notes

The Menstrual Cup

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Previously, I wrote about my period and my experience thereof, and also about “Menstrual Misogyny”. As I indicated, I do not dislike my period; rather, I dislike the pain and inconvenience I often have to endure as a result of the menstruation, even if it is only for a couple of days. For example, for most […]

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Volatile Sisterhood

By Cynthia Ayeza, South Africa: Girls can be volatile beings. Yes, girls are very unstable, inconsistent, unpredictable, impulsive, and fickle; name it and they are only the beginning of what you would never be able to define. At any given point in life, girls are likely to cause unnecessary trouble and when you think they couldn’t possibly cause any more […]

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Losing Sight of my Goal

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: When I was about 7 years old, my mother introduced us to swimming. I may have been younger but I remember my mother insisted that my sister and I learn how to swim. We had a trainer and we learnt pretty fast. After some time in training and later being allowed to go to the deep […]

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Menstrual Misogyny

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. It can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women. It does not say who hates or dislikes women or girls. It just speaks of what it represents. Which means women too can fall in […]

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One Girl’s Period

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: I want to write honestly and so I will. I am a woman – a growing woman –and so I will be as every bit woman as I know how. I will start with stating that this is for the girls who are willing to read to know that they are not alone, while also allowing […]

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Dead Justice Society

By Nosipho Sosibo, South Africa: We speak of justice so loosely when justice-not-served does not affect us directly. The tragedy of our South African reality is that justice is not always served to those who rightfully deserve it, unless you’re famous. We are surrounded by sadness, yet we remain grounded in silence and obedience to denial stricken governments! When will the day […]

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From the outside

By Aloikin Ikon, Uganda: When you've grown up around abusive male relatives, you recall the beginning of their relationships: How they dated the woman in their lives, and how smitten these girls were by them. Then as the relationships progressed, you recall the phone calls of crying girls, the phone calls being avoided, the doors that were shut in those […]

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Crowned: Strong Woman

By Nonhlanhla Mnisi: So I sat and thought about the qualities that make up what we today refer to as a “strong woman.” The title has been mentioned over and over again, but what really makes someone worthy of such a crown? One might say it's the natural qualities they posses, others might associate it with tragedy; we have seen […]

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Mothers are special creatures

By Nonhlanhla Mnisi: Today we look back to the time we were still in our mothers' wombs. The period we spent where our lives were in the mercy of their hands. We all know how difficult it is when you have to rely on an individual's word; a word that becomes a matter of life and death. A woman has […]

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