Wambui Ochieng'

Radical Feminist

Why Feminism? A Proud Kenyan Feminist Reborn

Reading Time: 11 minutes I was reborn a feminist. And I want a feminist society.
A society where we can recognize and appreciate diversity, then include everyone in our new eco-feminist manifesto cum eco-socialist where we care about our community. A society where everyone who exists in it can do so equally and we can have more acceptance.
That is the society I want. This is why I am a proud Kenyan Feminist reborn

Make Sanitary Pads Free

Reading Time: 3 minutes Right from when a woman is 9 to 13 years old, she will experience her first period which will be constant for the rest of her life. Shouldn’t such instances be taken care of by the society and government? I mean, we have free maternity services but lets just be honest, a woman will need that only 1- 3 times in her life, or more if she decides to have more children. But menstruation comes every month, every 3- 7 days and even more for some women, so why aren’t sanitary towels free?

Forbidden Fruit: Thought I

Reading Time: 6 minutes You have been made to believe that the forbidden fruit was a red apple, right?
I mean, when you imagine Eve giving the fruit to Adam, you can actually see her handing him the red apple she got from the snake, no?
If you remember your Sunday school days, the pictures you were shown of the creation story show the tree of the middle as an apple tree with red apples hanging from it.
The snake meanders on the tree and then talks to Eve who eats and… you know the story, the destruction of the earth and humanity.
Alright.
Permission to call bullshit?
Way I see, these guys just had sex.

We Will Survive Covid Submission

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gemini Spice Magazine Calls For ‘We Will Survive Covid’ Submissions. Deadline: 15th October 2020 Gemini Spice Magazine is the first ever Kenyan Literary Magazine built on African Feminist and Socialist Ideologies.  We are publishing our first issue in October.  In line with this, we call on writers, poets, activists, artists from all over the world, regardless …

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Abyssinia

Reading Time: < 1 minute A land with many rivers flowing through the valleys the plains into the mass surrounded by a large ocean. Black African mermaids bathed with no fear in the river, the African sun blessing their dark bodies and filling their hairs with glory

Pan African Women’s Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes This day is important for all women to acknowledge and celebrate because it represents the resilience of the women who fought for us to have a voice in this society. It’s because of those women that I can write this article. It’s because of those women that women were able to go to school. It’s because of those women that we participate and are represented in the societal processes of Africa. Thus, it remains upon us to continue laying the foundations for which the next generation of women will break this glass ceiling.