Carly Quaglio (displayed as ‘carly’) and Katie Sensabaugh (displayed as ‘me’), bitch it out about guys who find someway or another to add an extra touch of humiliation on an already embarrassing moment. Why do they always have to do that?! me: hey carly! carly: Hey katie, what’s up? me: just studying in the library..blah […]Read More Bitchin’ Table: Is the humiliation really necessary?!
Okay, so my sister, Sarah, isn’t really African. She’s actually one of the palest people I’ve ever met. In fact, depending on where she is in Africa, people call her different names indicating how white she is. In Ghana it’s obruni, in Congo it’s mundele. But she can pull off being pale pretty well — she’s also […]Read More African ‘Her’story: My sister
I know I already wrote about this amazing African woman, but after seeing her lecture, her story justifies another post. To remind those of you about my previous post, Dr. Elavie Ndura, a Burundian Hutu genocide survivor and scholar, came to JMU to speak about her experiences. As the president of the Justice Studies Student […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Dreaming the impossible
My majors have done a lot for me. As a political science and justice studies double major, I may not have job security immediately after college as opposed to my business major counterparts, but I can guarantee you that I will get a job I love…eventually. But even if I don’t, I’m satisfied knowing that […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Overcoming obstacles
My entries on this blog normally describe the struggles and achievements of African women. While I will continue to advocate for the recognition of African women in future blog posts, I’m going to have to diverge from my usual topic this week. I’m sure you either saw or heard about the latest campus controversy. JMU […]Read More Abortion is not genocide; women are not Nazis
One of my best friends is Kenyan. He just graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in justice and peacebuilding; I figured he would be a good source for information about African women achievements. I was right. “Google Dekha Ibrahim Abdi,” he said. It was an easy inspiration. After reading just a few sentences […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Gone but not forgotten
To celebrate Eastern Mennonite University’s homecoming, Leymah Gbowee a 2007 Master’s degree graduate from Liberia, came to speak about her work and receive EMU’s alumnus of the year award. It seems fitting for her to win the recognition from EMU, considering she was just announced as one of the Nobel Peace Prize winners. She won […]Read More African ‘Her’story: The powers of women