Name: Ameaka Fatima NkempuCountry: CameroonProfession: PharmacistFB: @ameakafatima Dr Ameaka is a young pharmacist, writer and bodypositive activist. A creative and determined young health professional with multiple passions, Ameaka currently works in the public health sector where she focuses on the medical logistics in public health programs such as COVID-19. In 2017 while in school she … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Dr Ameaka Fatima
Breaking the Silence on Menstruation
Half of the world menstruates, yet why so much silence around periods? Young women need to be educated.
Revamp: Changing the Story on Breast ‘Ironing’
Our bodies are vital and fragile and all we do to it could have really unhealthy effects. Breast ironing: Also known as breast flattening or breast sweeping is the act of using hard or heated objects like grinding stones, wooden spoons(spatulas) just to name a few to massage or "pound" the breast in a bit to decrease or slow down breast growth. The “breast ironing” process itself is painful and may make girls feel ashamed of their bodies.
Day7: Whys and Hows of Exercise.
Let me start with an anecdote. I've never been a sports person. Never been on a team or tried to learn any sport. A quick walk is about the only form of exercise I can boast of. That said, a couple of years ago a new 'Parcours Vita' was opened near our house. My cousins … Continue reading Day7: Whys and Hows of Exercise.
Day5: I Wish My Mom had Told Me…
This was a very special one. My Two-Pennies Starting off with the Sia Written, Beyoncé performed hit song, 'Pretty Hurts': "Mama said, you're a pretty girl What's in your head it doesn't matter Brush your hair, fix your teeth What you wear is all that matters…" You might think "My mom never said that. She … Continue reading Day5: I Wish My Mom had Told Me…