Girls are less likely than boys to be enrolled in school, especially at the secondary level, according to the State of World Population by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). According to the report, these figures are even worse in countries that have undergone civil unrest or natural disasters. Some of the reasons why girls…Details
Beth is Kenyan and is passionate about art, music, literature, and culture. She is an avid reader and believes that there is a world to be conquered through books.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Full Frontal Exhibition by Kenyan artist, Jessica Atieno, in Nairobi. In the exhibition, described as “a conceptual art installation on the paradox of the female’s place, form and perception”, Atieno uses her art to interrogate various aspects of femininity and how much society has shaped perceptions of…Details
The hullabaloo – and eventual ban – that had everyone talking about the hot scenes and ‘nasty’ things done between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have had me, and many other Kenyan women, zealously flipping through the pages of the three-book series of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ just to find out more about what we…Details
A young Kenyan woman approaches a man to whom she has just sold some boiled eggs with kachumbari*. After giving him the three eggs, she asks for her money. He obliges and pays her, and soon she is on her way. This is no big news, and shouldn’t be. But, unfortunately, this is not what…Details