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"Selfies": Key to Identifying “True Beauty,” or...the Exact Opposite? 

Earlier this year, the website “Unlooker” posted a short documentary involving professional photographer, Michael Crook. Crook launched a project at a school in Massachusetts encouraging young girls to use selfies to identify their true beauty. 403 more words


So Vain

I wear a size 5
You think I am vain
But what isn’t noticed
Is all of the pain

Years of torment
Words fill my mind… 80 more words


Respectable women.

We live in a world of respectability. We who are women anyway. There are three taboo subjects, a woman cannot publicially discuss without being thought dangerous or receiving the attention of the mad. 160 more words


The Life I Am Leading

On my way home from modern dance class, I felt full of excitement with the pleasurable thought that I am doing something for myself. I had, in fact, considered dropping this class just a few days earlier because it didn’t quite suit me. 250 more words

Individual Therapy

My story performance Bound Feet Blues is a way in to talking about contemporary feminist issues

I  workshopped Bound Feet Blues at The Centre for Solo Performance with 6 other solo performers and two facilitators. What was fascinating was that after my piece ended, in addition to giving me feedback on my performance and the structure of the script, the others in the group started talking about contemporary issues of body modification, body mutilation, the outward signifiers of feminity and masculinity and the eroticization of different part of our bodies in different cultures and times. 101 more words


Uganda: HIV specific laws will make us losers NOT winners.

I have lived with HIV for the last 29 years. My wife is HIV negative. We have 4 children. When I married her, she was aware of my HIV status, Major Rubaramira Rulanga a member of parliament gave his testimony at during a civil society lobby meeting with MPs.

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