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Bulletin Dilution, Reflections

One Minute Long

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: A few months ago, we were stunned by the disappearance of an aircraft carrying a few hundred people. Within the same space, a ferry capsized, killing some while others escaped. Before we could fully comprehend what was happening, a #BringBackOurGirls hash tag was started. It was global – for a moment. Boko Haram got their moment […]

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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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My Grandfather is Fitter than me.

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: About a week ago, I decided to join a fitness club near where I live. My reason was and is still simple: I have gained weight; also the nature of my work is such that I sit at the computer all day and only leave to eat, drink water or use the lavatory. I have not gone […]

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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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