"I'm done feeling ashamed of who I am" : Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 1/4

"I'm done feeling ashamed of who I am" : Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 1/4

Aïchatou Ouattara is a Belgian feminist blogger from Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire. She is the brain behind Afrofeminista, one of the most-read Francophone blogs on the lives of African women living in Europe and in Africa. And she’s a joy to speak with!

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"Let’s remember what we bring to the table as African feminists" – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 4/4

"Let’s remember what we bring to the table as African feminists"  – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 4/4

I’m still in conversation with Rwandan activist Dinah Musindarwezo. Here, she brilliantly answers some of the toughest questions I’ve asked myself as a professional. Like, what’s the point of spending so much energy at the African Union or United Nations when African women’s lives are so remote from those spaces?

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"Those are the everyday struggles of feminism" – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 3/4

"Those are the everyday struggles of feminism" – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 3/4

Rwandan women’s rights advocate Dinah Musindarwezo goes personal and opens up about what it means to live a feminist life at home. She tells me about the joys and the challenges of practicing her feminist values in her marriage and as a mother.

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“Every time you challenge patriarchy, you are starting a battle” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 2/4

“Every time you challenge patriarchy, you are starting a battle” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 2/4

Rwandan advocate Dinah Musindarwezo shares the story of when she had to paid a high price for standing up to patriarchy. All I wanted to know was: was it worth it in the end? Her answer is inspiring.

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“For us girls, there were no praises, just criticism” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 1/4

“For us girls, there were no praises, just criticism” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 1/4

Meet Dinah Musindarwezo, a Rwandan feminist who has dedicated her career to advocating for better policies for African women. In this first part of our conversation, she tells me her feminist journey started when she was a little girl questioning the injustices she would observe at home every day.

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