9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Pregnancy

family during pregnancy

We all know about the weird cravings, morning sickness and emotional outbursts. Hollywood and the media make sure of that. But there were many more things that happened while I was pregnant that I didn’t know would or didn’t know to what effect. Here are 9 things I wish I’d known about being preggers. Morning Sickness doesn’t always end in puking […]

Rape.

Rape is a crime that thrives on silence and denial. Rape culture normalizes rape and sexual violence is excused in the media. As objectifying women continues to be normalized the rape culture WE have created continues to flourish.   We live amongst a society where we are taught how to avoid rape instead of men being taught self-control. We are taught to yell fire instead of rape, […]

Menstrual Leave

calendar indicating p-m-s for all menstruation days

Menstrual leave is a good idea, but will it help break the taboo? Japan was the first country to allow ‘seirikyuuka’ (meaning ‘physiological leave’) in the year 1947, which grants leave to female workers who “suffered heavily” with period pains or performed work deemed “injurious” to their health during menstruation   Most of the organisations […]

Love & Feminism

wild feminist

But aren’t you married? It’s a really odd question to be asked as often as I am. Odd because I’m never doing anything that goes against my vows like being unfaithful or dishonest or abandoning my husband in a time of need. It’s odd that I’d be asked aren’t you married? When I’m doing my […]

AN INTRODUCTION TO SELF-SABOTAGE

Mbali Mzinyane shoots

“Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn’t happen” – Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby Remember when you were younger – say about six or seven years old – and could nonchalantly blurt out how you would become an astronaut, have your own business or travel the world when […]