• Education

    The Bearded Lady; An insight into Hirsutism

    The Bearded Lady; An insight into Hirsutism “Witch!” “Wicked person!” “Man!” “You should have just had a flat chest and scraped your hair to complete the look.” “Should have? Abi she already has a flat chest and so she just needs to scrape.” Maureen held her head high and sashayed down the street as the mumbled insults from different corners of the busy area whizzed past her ear from all directions. Smiling, she walked on undeterred. She had learned that people would never understand that she didn’t choose to be this way. She had also come to appreciate her a different kind of beauty and didn’t mind who didn’t. But…

  • Education

    Teach Him Too!!!

    It is a Thursday evening. The day for brothers and sisters forums. Samuel and Grace, a brother and sister seeing each other live around the same area so they often prepare and leave together for the forum every week. Taking the cab to church together helps them save transport fares. Then, they can spend their spare money on a snack on their way home or buy whatever else they want.  At church, however, they part. Samuel goes round to the back of the main auditorium while Grace walks into one of the halls in the building. The brothers’ and sisters’ forums hold their meetings in separate halls. The brothers prefer…

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    The Role of Religious Leaders in Raising Unscripted and Unstoppable Girls.

    After four years in a land far away from home, Jane had successfully bagged a degree in Economics and was ready to return home. She looked through the airplane window and smiled at the little country she was leaving. She had made friends here, seen beautiful sights and even found a church that reminded her of home but she didn’t mind missing all that if it meant coming home to where it truly mattered. She smiled as she thought about the entourage that would welcome her at the airport and mummy’s soup and semo that would be waiting for her. The welcome party was larger than she thought. “You have…

  • Education

    THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN RAISING UNSCRIPTED AND UNSTOPPABLE GIRLS

    “Candidate 34 has been disqualified. The elections would have to be rescheduled.” Regina could not believe her ears. Just as she was about to be declared winner of the faculty presidential election, she was disqualified! What had she done wrong? Murmurings arose from among the voters, supporters and everyone around. Everyone was just as bewildered and perplexed as she was. The only person with a smirk on his face was Prince, her closest rival.  She followed the presiding officer out of the hall.  “Surely there has been some mistake, sir,” she said, huffing and puffing and trying so hard to catch up with his extra long strides.  “No mistake Regina.…

  • Education

    THE ROLE OF PARENTS IN GROOMING UNSCRIPTED AND UNSTOPPABLE GIRLS.

    Some weeks ago, I was invited to speak with a group a individuals on the International Day of the Girl and when I realized I wasn’t going to be speaking to a group of young girls, it birthed the idea for this post. Most times, gender advocates love to speak with and inspire young girls because they are the ones who have tons finally realize who they are and what they’re meant to be but my interactions lately have shown me that beyond talking to these girls, we also reach them by interacting with the people who have the biggest influence over their life. So this months, this will be…

  • Events

    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 2019

    This is the 3rd Edition of the event to mark International Day of the Girl Child I will be organizing. I have never been physically present for any Edition but I appreciate the support system I have in friends and those who key into this vision who ensure that everything goes on smoothly. Thanks to everyone who has been holding the forte, pulling this through over the past 3 years in my absence. The International day of the girl Child as celebrated by me in partnership with Teach Her Foundation was held this year with over 120 participants including boys and girls, in attendance. The program is aimed at telling…

  • Events

    MESSAGE TO GIRLS TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 2019

    A message to Girls out there on the theme GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable and yes we launched a Magazine this year!!! Manuscript for a video on the message. To watch the video, you can click on https://www.facebook.com/roselineadebimpe.adewuyi/posts/2380080178871180 My name is Adewuyi Roseline Adebimpe. I am a Nigerian. Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Phew! Like the Yoruba people say to express their excitement, if you were to ride a horse in me, you wouldn’t stumble. Why? I know from today onwards; a number of girls out there will start taking ownership of their lives. Now, let us come to the theme of this year which is Girl-force;…

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    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 2019 -WORDS ON MARBLE -LETTER TO A YOUNG GIRL

    Today is the International Day of the Girl Child and the theme for this year is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable. This is a letter from my heart to every young girl born or living in a patriarchal society like ours. I know that your identity and destiny has already been foretold even before your existence. Written down with seemingly indelible ink in the hearts of unfeeling and immovable men and women who seek to suppress and fit you into a mold that has been created for you from ages past. Although you are young and still trying to find yourself, they have started projecting these narratives on you – telling…

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    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 10 DAY COUNTDOWN

    TEN DAY COUNTDOWN In present-day Nigeria, the advocacy for the education of the girl-child has gained astronomical audience and enviable attention. Why? No one wants to be labelled unsympathetic towards the girl-child in a bid to realise her dreams, with or without her voice defining who she wants to be. The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question remains: when a girl-child is offered or given education, should she be offered a role or guided to choose her own roleplay in the society? At this year’s International Day of the Girl-child, the paradigm will shift from limiting the girl-child’s expectations to providing her with rubrics that will guide her into choosing herself, at all times,…

  • Lifestyle

    ”FOOT YOUR BILL MY FOOT”

    Growing up in Nigeria, I have heard many men I know often complain about how society is hard on them as regards being responsible and having enough money to cater for themselves and others also. They also complain about how many women feel entitled to their wealth and money even when they barely know them. For instance, a guy asks for a girl’s number and the girl already sees him as potential lunches, dinners, credit alerts and airtime even when she’s clearly seeing someone. Sometimes, even just casual friends expect their male friends to buy gifts, help them pay for stuff and so on as though they’re entitled to it. …