December 14, 2018

Dolls and Designs: My Experience Living with Automatonophobia   

Trigger warning: automatonophobia   Automatonophobia   Loosely defined as the fear of wax figures, humanoid robots, audio-animatronics, or other figures designed to represent humans.      I […]
October 14, 2018

Guewels as Guardians of Senegambian Oral History

Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo Ngóóne faal Birima Wóóy Birima, wóóy Birima Wóóy Birima, Meysa tendo joojo Maa damel wóóy Birima Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo […]
August 18, 2018

“Mbathio”, Cava Lem & the Scapegoating of Social Media

Hello guys. How are you all? So, if like me you’re a firm observer/part-time participant in the many shenanigans that take place on Senegalese Twitter, then […]
July 17, 2018

Of Theatres and Teachings

Boy does it feel good to be back! It has felt like absolutely ages since I last parked my bum, concentrated and wrote a blogpost. I’ve […]
May 4, 2018

Self-care As/Beyond Survival

The irony of writing about self-care when it is the thing I’m most terrible at is not lost on me. I have very fickle mental and […]
March 30, 2018

Taaru Jigeen Sey: The Stigma of Singledom

Is marriage the defining characteristic of Gambian womanhood?   If so, then why?   I have an aunt. She’s in her mid-thirties (I think, I don’t […]
March 24, 2018

Domm Yu Barkeh: Familial Relationships as Implicit Social Contracts

I promise, something weird is going on with my life where as soon as I plan to write about a certain topic or issue, my real-life […]
March 12, 2018

Petaws and Pleasanteries: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Successfully Serigntou

I recently encountered a little.. situation. It’s not important enough for me to go into detail because although at first I felt livid with anger, now, […]
February 2, 2018

A Note on Jongeh Culture

Face a Face Roffo Keytou Keur Maana Li Bandit Di Niroul 4 Appius Cheri Chocolat  Boul Bouger What does it mean to be jongeh? Where did […]
January 26, 2018

Of Musorrs & Bare Necks

Some of you may or may not know, but I am a hijabi. Why this is relevant, I don’t know but a lot of people seem […]
January 18, 2018

5 Types of Gambian Gorros

Hey guys! Today I’m back with something light-hearted. If anyone knows me in real-life, then they know that seriousness is not a permanent state of being […]
January 9, 2018

Nostalgia – a melancholic journey to the past?

Diagnosis: Nostalgia Details: Feelings of sentimentality, specifically in regard to the aesthetics and style forms of the stretch of years listed below. Time period: 1993 – 2002 Cure: Yet unknown […]
January 3, 2018

Reading List: Critical Thinking Edition

Hopefully you guys find this even marginally helpful! 1. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the Western Mind by Ethan Walters If you love psychology this book will be […]
October 31, 2017

Score Me Out of 100: Academic Anxiety & All Its Trimmings

This post was inspired by a moment I had on the bus today while I was on my way home from buying a few bits (that […]
August 18, 2018

“Mbathio”, Cava Lem & the Scapegoating of Social Media

Hello guys. How are you all? So, if like me you’re a firm observer/part-time participant in the many shenanigans that take place on Senegalese Twitter, then […]
July 17, 2018

Of Theatres and Teachings

Boy does it feel good to be back! It has felt like absolutely ages since I last parked my bum, concentrated and wrote a blogpost. I’ve […]
May 4, 2018

Self-care As/Beyond Survival

The irony of writing about self-care when it is the thing I’m most terrible at is not lost on me. I have very fickle mental and […]
March 30, 2018

Taaru Jigeen Sey: The Stigma of Singledom

Is marriage the defining characteristic of Gambian womanhood?   If so, then why?   I have an aunt. She’s in her mid-thirties (I think, I don’t […]
February 2, 2018

A Note on Jongeh Culture

Face a Face Roffo Keytou Keur Maana Li Bandit Di Niroul 4 Appius Cheri Chocolat  Boul Bouger What does it mean to be jongeh? Where did […]
January 3, 2018

Reading List: Critical Thinking Edition

Hopefully you guys find this even marginally helpful! 1. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the Western Mind by Ethan Walters If you love psychology this book will be […]
October 10, 2017

Your Fave is Problematic: The Suffragettes

“I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman.”  – Susan […]
July 28, 2017

“BUT WE’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT!”

Raise your hands if you’re tired of the ‘not all men’ defence.. (a thousand hands go up, the kettle turns itself on, my laptop suddenly crashes.. […]
July 19, 2017

Ways of Seeing: Female Performativity + The Double Gaze

Are you yourself in your imaginations? Because I’m not. I mean I am, in essence, but the physical attributes are ever-changing depending on my social environment.  […]
May 17, 2017

“So He Hit You, But What Did You Do?” : Domestic Violence + the Perpetual Pain of Being Female

Over the past few days, my Instagram explore page has been filled with images of a 22 year-old South African woman called Karabo Mokoena who was […]
March 5, 2017

FGM, Virginity Testing + the Regulation of Female Sexuality

The most difficult thing about writing about this topic is keeping it concise. There is so much to unpack, so many elements to it that I […]
January 22, 2017

Nyuul Kuuk / Hess Petch : Skin Bleaching + Colourism in the Gambia

 Munn nga weeh beh melni farine waye du tah nga don toubab.   Out of the (many) things I despise in this world, hessal is right […]
November 19, 2016

Double Standards in Gambian Society

As invested as I am in all forms of Gambianisms, it would be shallow of me to pretend that Gambian society is not infested with generational […]
November 6, 2016

Why the body positivity movement isn’t really that positive..

If, like me, you spend a lot of time on Instagram, then I’m sure you’ve come across various pages dedicated to empowering women complete with photos […]
October 22, 2016

Your Fave is Problematic : Gandhi

Following the recent incident in which professors at the University of Ghana won a petition for the removal of a statue of Mohandas Gandhi from the Accra […]
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