Month: May 2015

Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (47)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: It bothers me that you don't like my writing. You are a chronic reader like myself but every time I show you something I wrote; you are lack luster about it, unexcited, uninspired, and bland. It kills me because you are my partner, a part of me wants you to be my biggest fan. But most […]

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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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Series, The Apprentice

The Apprentice: The Boy Child

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he grows, he shall not depart from it” is a proverb from the Bible that is so disturbingly true. Growing up as a young boy, I noticed how my parents were particularly stricter on my sisters regarding chores and lifestyle. Cooking, cleaning, washing, grooming, […]

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