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Beauty & Wellness

Discovering My Identity Through Natural Beauty Products.

I had my first haircut when I was three years old. My parents had discovered earlier enough that I had a preference for my natural self. I rejected body creams and hair extensions. My mother loved to buy us a big body lotion before the old one was finished. I would pretend to dip my […]

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How to Feminist

Intersectionality: A Tool for Social Justice in Nigeria.

Intersectionality shows that all forms of oppression can occur at the same time and when we try to make one greater than the other; we miss the point of what it looks to cure. It can exist on its own or within the identity of feminism. Intersectional feminism joins the ranks of radical feminism, liberal […]

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Beauty & Wellness

Diary of a Skinny ‘Un-African’ Girl.

I don’t remember ever not being skinny. I have too many disappointing memories of my younger self looking down into that extra space between the waistband of my trousers and my waistline. Then I would slowly look back up at the expectant and excited faces of my mother and aunt, and watch their expressions morph […]

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How to Feminist

Nigerian Women, To Shalaye* Is Necessary.

The most powerful thing you can do is talk about your life without care and fear of soiling a family name or reputation.