Call for Submissions (Poetry, Prose, Photography): Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBTI AnthologyFebruary 16, 2014
Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBT Anthology seeks poets, writers and photographers within Africa and the Diaspora to share their stories. DEADLINE: April 15, 2014
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For Social Media Week Lagos, I’m hosting an event called ‘CODE RED: African Women Rising in Media and Tech.’ In line with the theme, “The Future is Now: Always On, Always Connected”, CODE RED, a networking event, will facilitate connections between women who are trailblazing in social media and technology.
I know it’s been a while. I’ve had a lot going on. 2013 was quite a year – one that I’m not likely to miss but will always remember for how much it grew me.
As an eco-spiritualist, I often find inspiration for my activism from observations about human relationships with the natural earth. The latest: a poem I wrote about a cockroach I murdered, and the irrationality of phobias — not just what fear lead us to do, but how it’s often used to justify the wrongest of deeds.
Today is Nigeria’s Independence Day, but I can’t focus on my country’s progress. It’s challenging to remain optimistic in the face of landlords telling you they won’t rent to you because “you’re a single woman who could potentially use the apartment for prostitution.” Until “Nigeria” addresses its treatment of women and LGBT people… oh shoot, I just moved back home, didn’t I? Guess I best get back to dealing with the country as it is.