Leading Change

Extraordinary Transformation

Like so many other women, I am a survivor. From the ashes of incest, abuse and neglect arose a passion to help others create extraordinary lives. At age 12, I was abandoned with my younger...

Time to Get Personal

I’m the middle child and only daughter. I was confused throughout most my childhood about what it meant to be the only girl in my family, alongside my three brothers. But my confusion was...

women's stories

“This is who I am”

Many a times women refer to other women as their own enemies, the thing is we focus a lot on the negative and forget about the positive and amazing things women can do for each other. There...

My Voice Is My Purpose, What’s Yours?

I believe in introspection, where one digs deep in their heart to search for who they really are and what their purpose is. This introspection isn’t just for personal gain, but to...

Changing the Narrative

My journey as a young leader and advocate began when I was about 10 years old. Even as a child, I had so much passion for activism. Together with my fellow young activists, I led many...

Reflect, Claim Our Space, and Power On!

For me, growing up was a series of realizations about the things that I ‘could not’ do, merely because I am a girl. And while my relative privilege allowed me to get an education, start...

The Character of Disability

Having been born with a physical disability in the late 70’s my future was already decided by the doctors, occupational therapists, the education department… to them it...

Stand Up, Close Your Eyes, and Breathe

As you read this blog, let my journey inspire you but remember that yours won’t be the same as mine because our dreams are different. “Moraa, I conceived you when I was in form three...

Feminist Activism through Writing

My story is I do my activism with my writing. Since I couldn’t find a book about global young women’s activism, other than regional studies, I traveled to hot spots for democracy...