Category: English

Binette, the lonely wife

Reading time: ~3 minutes Binette: Okay. Let’s talk in a bit. Adji is over here so I’ll call you back, yeah? Djibril: Okay sweetheart. Talk soon. … Binette: I haven’t been able to come clean about it. He’s been extra sweet to me lately because I’ve just been so disconnected.

Soda, my sister

**An open letter to my baby sister (who’s not much of a baby anymore)** Hey girl, I want to share some life lessons with you today. Not because I know it all. And certainly not because I have got this life figured out. But because I want to shed some

Maguette, on behalf of all the women holding it together during Ramadan

Reading time: ~4 mins I feel like I just laid my head down no more than an hour ago! I swear that alarm clock races with my sanity sometimes. It was time to get up and prepare a meal before sunrise. Ramadan had begun and it was going to be

Josephine, the hotel receptionist

A young woman trying to make ends meet faces sexism and misogyny in the workplace.

Codou, the street vendor

Codou is hard working street vendor. Her personality as just as vibrant as the beautiful mangoes she’s been selling for 8 years! Discover her story.

KBF said … admire/love women but never trust them

Kocc Barma said: Jigéen soppal te bul woolu The entire blog has been about empowering WOMEN and empowering PEOPLE! I think this statement is soooo unfair that I can’t even expend energy justifying it so we will just include it for the purpose of completeness for Kocc Barma’s sayings. I’m

KBF said … A king is not loyal

When I polled my social media friends to list out characteristics of a good leader, I got things like this: A good listener Someone with empathy Someone who is honest, open minded and has courage Someone who knows how to motivate a team Someone who doesn’t always need to be

The Brave Women fighting FGM

I remember in college I had a term-paper that I procrastinated on for weeks and weeks. The day before it was due, I started it… I know, bad decision-making. I knew what the topic would be and I met every deadline prior to the due date: topic submission, argument and

KBF said … your stepchild is not your child

“Doomu jiitle du doom” **ATTENTION ALL PARENTS** Friends. Social media. Television. Travel. iPhones. Androids. Google. Spotify. Apple Music. Hulu. HBO. Netflix. Disney. School. Prom. Homecoming. Boyfriend. Girlfriend. Detention. Starbucks. That looks like a list of random but popular things that look familiar to all of us probably. But all of

KBF said … An old man is needed in a country

“Mag mat naa bayyi ci’m reew” Ahhh – the elders. “Respect” was the only word I ever associated with them growing up. It was like their word was law. If you ask my mother, she will still tell you that their word IS law. It may be because she’s one

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