Something happened to me in Tanzania that weeks later I have not mentally recovered from. I did not want to write about it because I did not want to relive the horror but since its still visiting me at night in dreams, i write for the selfish reason that I hope they recede, and for … More It is time for me to write about Tanzania
Ugandans are lovely people. So much so that they aren’t aware of the thin line between asking a question in innocence and being downright rude. This is a typical scenario between two people. Innocent Ugandan: Eh Emily, long time no see. Emily (obviously): Yeah, I’ve been busy with work and stuff Innocent Ugandan: Oh okay….But what is … More ‘Put a cork in it’
She married my father when she was still very young and had not finished her education. The marriage was illegal. She was married because she was kidnapped. She was taken to a man she had never met in her life. Imagine if the man was infected, badly behaved and all sorts, and of course it … More This is a true story about my mother
I saw a conversation on the notyourbody page a while back about stealthing-the act of a man removing a condom during sex without a woman being aware of it. People were asking if this could be considered an act of rape. I think until it has happened to you it is difficult to understand how … More The day a man stealthed me
By curator, Lindsey Kukunda Few of us pay attention to statistics until they come knocking on our front door and tell us we’re on the list. Data in Uganda says that the average woman is paid 40% less than the average man. Information like this is not important to the average woman until she and … More Is this why I don’t have a car?
A comic by the name Tom Willard recently referred to me as “the little one with boobs” as though there were no other attirbutes he could think of to evoke recognition. (He isn’t the first comic to do this and he wont be the last). He went on to explain how inexperienced I am in comedy, … More The little one with boobs
This story was narrated to a Not Your Body writer by a female Somali human rights activist who requested anonymity for safety reasons. “I attended a meeting for my work and was seated in the front of a room full of people, preparing to listen to a presentation. My country is conservative so of course … More Beautiful girl, you are not welcome here