Today, the 28thof May, is International Day of Action for Women’s Health. On this day 32 years ago in Costa Rica, during the reunion of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), it was declared International Day of Action for Women’s Health. The WGNRR is a network of members, which was established 1984, who...Read More
“Too foreign for home, too foreign for here”. When I first read this poem by Ijeoma Umebinyo, an immediate feeling of recognition resonated so deeply in my belly, a feeling I’ve been familiar with my entire life. As a backstory, a somewhat unconventional love story between my resilient Oshiwambo mother and smooth Portuguese/Angolan father brought...Read More
We live in an age where decolonisation is the word on everyone’s lips. And this is wonderful and sorely needed. However, nuance tends to be lost from time to time. I am a molecular biologist and I’ve noticed that people generally fall into one of three categories when talking about decolonising the sciences: those who...Read More
“…My family, my friends, the international community, anyone that can help, I need your help in securing my freedom please. I live in fear of my life. I am scared…” These were the words fearfully uttered by the South African photojournalist detained in Syria, Shiraaz Mohamed. When I first saw the video in the news...Read More
My mom has always worked. I saw her work hard to get me my first Nokia phone, our first microwave (a Defy, of course), and our DVD player – which was the definitive highlight of that year. As I reflect on the history of the workers struggle I envision my domestic worker mother, my aunt...Read More
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