The entertainment industry as a tool of empowerment: a closer look at the Miss Rwanda competition

I have stayed away from discussing this topic, however, over the Winter I found myself engaging in various conversations with numerous Rwandan diaspora and them expressing their opinions and frustrations with the Miss Rwanda contest. Plus, the competition is like on going and its about to be booming. Before I continue, I want to remind everyone … More The entertainment industry as a tool of empowerment: a closer look at the Miss Rwanda competition

Reclaiming our identities through names: from Inès to Amata

{there is beauty. rhythm. songs. respect. dignity. pride. history. struggle. resistance. in my mother tongue. everything i forget when i borrow the white man’s language.} All transitions are hard. Nothing concerning change is easy. I know this because ever since I decided to, well not change, more like take on another name, it has been … More Reclaiming our identities through names: from Inès to Amata

Dear media, please accept my decline to Pray for Paris.

Two days ago, on November 13th 2015, there was an attack on France by terrorists (allegedly a part of ISIS) that left approximately 128 dead and another 200 injured. After this was reported by literally all news sources; from CNN, BBC to FOX and The Guardian and New York Times, of course I would say … More Dear media, please accept my decline to Pray for Paris.

Afrikan women’s projects that changed/are changing the world and we don’t hear about.

A few days ago I was having a conversation with a friend and I remember telling him that “when I was young, I wanted to see Afrikan womyn on television just so I could know that even I could be and do big.” I wish mainstream media would highlight these strong, influential and of course … More Afrikan women’s projects that changed/are changing the world and we don’t hear about.

Candles and therapy

My sisters and I… We… Walk and talk soft. Like the light.. Of..of… Of a candle. So gentle… So fragile… So pure… So calm… Look closer, come closer Touch our flame… Feel our bond… Wrap your arms, Around our warmth of our sisterhood… Fire! A fire waiting to burst Out like fireworks So Beautiful,  So … More Candles and therapy