Thursday, April 22, 2021
by Joanne Ike Two women lay curled up in a bed. One gently strokes the hair of the other as she listens to the story of the ‘coming out’ of her lover. Then she whispers, ‘Is it too late to...
"Well-cum" to the official international female orgasm day. No, this is not a joke. There's a valid law out there that recognizes this day and advocates that women dedicate it to getting orgasms. The law was passed in Espertina,...
1990 was an historical year for the UK. Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as British PM after John Major was chosen to lead the country and conservative party. Poll tax was introduced causing mass demonstrations all year round from...
A.O was only 13 when she was first beaten with a broom by a pastor during a ‘conversion therapy’ session. According to her story in OutRight Action International, at 15, she was once again beaten with this ‘prayer broom’...
By Joanne Ike    In Nigeria, sex is a topic discussed in hushed tones or avoided. One wonders how the country copes with conversations of sex and sexuality being sparked all around the world. However, despite these new conversations, there still remains...
For every generation, there exists a code; a set of norms passed on by the predecessors, so that society may continue on a certain trajectory. But we know that many of these norms are, at best, generalisations—at the individual...
The worst leveller we have probably had in a decade is the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. It has shattered economies, change mindsets and habits, forced societies to social distancing, caused organisations to rethink their work from home stance, reformed -...
The concept of feminism has redefined too many other concepts, change mindsets and upturned stereotypes across the world. You could define feminism as advocacy for equal rights and be on the right path - at its core, however, is...
For much of our recent past, the year 2020 was held as a symbol of futurism in collective imagination. We had various visions for this era: where the world would be, what human rights would be afforded to us...
I met J. in first year, A. in third year, H. in final year, and then E. after National Youth Service, a time when I was in mental reformation, re-gathering myself for real life. J was my classmate, but...