I met this two amazing women at different moments in my life. And they couldn't be more unlike each other. But strangely their stories which they continue to share daily has thought me a few great lessons about life in general, and about a neglected genetic disorder that affects up to a 100 Million people in the world right now, most of them of African descent.
I've heard really weird things about menstruation in my day but when I asked the ladies on BodyTalk to ask me questions about menstruation, I got quite a handful. So I tried to answer them as best as I could. Is menstrual blood is waste blood? There is no such thing as 'waste' blood. Can … Continue reading FAQS on Menstruation: The funny, the weird and the needful.
We may pick off from somewhere and some may not pick up at all. The day came when the news of what was basically rumors became my reality. First it was one then two and subsequently hundreds. 'Stay home' they said, 'avoid over crowding, wear a face mask. If you have symptoms, seek for help'. … Continue reading Forethought: How to Avoid Period Emergencies
Here we go again! Last year to celebrate March which is women's month, we curated beautiful pieces of poetry that celebrate woman in all her forms. This year, we want to put some faces to those descriptions of 'Phenomenal Woman'. From politics to the arts and philantropy, our March Heroines are from every walk of … Continue reading March Heroines: Women Who Inspire Us
Cameroon has one of the highest prevalence of Epilepsy in the World. But as Dr Mundih Noelar shares her experience, the social stigma associated with the disease is an even greater threat to People with Epilepsy than the disease itself. And if you are a woman, it's just a multiplier effect.
Dr Pat is an it to advocate interdisciplinary researcher, dramatist, poet and writer. She uses art to advocate in her play, 'Nkuma' on FGM. Here, she shares her experience in an interesting Q&A,