Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia

The Unfair Cost Of Being A Woman in Nigeria

On the 8th of October 2020, a Nigerian woman was shot in the face by a police officer, who is also her ex boyfriend. Reports have it that this officer who is now on the run, shot her after she broke up with him following a disagreement.

Why Words Like Mompreneur and She-e-o Should Cease to Exist

The first step to finding out the problem with words like Mompreneur and She-e-o is to follow the advice of Missy Elliott; put it down, flip it and reverse it. That gives us Dadpreneur and He-e-o. Ever heard of them? No?

Why We Need More Female Politicians

There is a popular saying that if you want to truly cut off a tree, start from the root, not the branches. This is because the entire growth of the tree always boils down to its root and until a tree is uprooted, it keeps growing.

Where Exactly Is Kainene?

We all love Chimamanda Adichie but when it comes to Kainene, it is one thing she's done that drove us crazy. First she makes us think little of this character,

On Brittle Paper, Gang Rape and Editorial Rules

Just last month, a major controversy hit the literary space. The deputy editor of the digital literal journal, Brittle Paper in the person of Otosirieze Obi-Young released a statement that he was leaving the journal as a result of its lack of freedom.

Why We Cannot Achieve Gender Equality Without Gender Equity

Equality is the fact of being equal; so when we preach gender equality, we are simply preaching that men and women should have equal opportunities economically, politically and socially.

Civility; A Road Block to Gender Equality

Civility has been an important tool on maintaining this patriarchy and that is why as little girls, we were told to speak but never too loud.

2019: The Year Nigerian Women Raised Their Voices

2019 has been the worst and best year to be a woman yet. Worst because we see on the news that more women (especially black women) are getting raped, kidnapped and even killed. Best because despite all these challenges, it seems to be the year that Nigerian women decided "Enough is enough. Fuck the patriarchy".

Rapelang Rabana, A Woman Conquering The World

Rapelang Rabana is a young CEO who is paving the path for a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa.

Escaping The Likeability Trap

It is called a trap because you can't win and as many societal traps, this one targets women. Powerful women are not liked while powerful men are liked.

About Me

Chisom Anastasia Nwaezuoke is a physiotherapist, writer, public speaker and yogi. She is also a sexual health and reproductive rights advocate and volunteers for HandsOff Initiative.
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