Beautiful health | Afya yenye urembo

One thing I never thought I'd say in this lifetime: I taught a makeup and head wrap class! Last Monday, I ran a Look Good, Feel Better® (LGFB) workshop. LGFB is an American Cancer Society program that I've been volunteering with since 2014; we teach women who are undergoing or recently completed cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery)... Continue Reading →

Story 6 | Simulizi 6

When I first got my period, I informed my mother. I was 13 and she didn't explain much, but I had already studied the concept in Health class at school. Even then, I wasn't ready for those cramps! XD I was 11 when I first found out about sex, but it was too late by the time my... Continue Reading →

Story 5 | Simulizi 5

When my period arrived I told no-one. I didn't want to tell my mum, for I felt like I had done something bad or now I was going to be looked at differently. I have an older sister so I first borrowed some of her pads and then went to buy some myself. My mom... Continue Reading →

Story 4 | Simulizi 4

I was 5 or 6 years old when I first found out about sex. When my period arrived, I told my aunt; I was in Cote D'Ivoire at the time. I don't remember what she said, but I already knew about periods. I was about 14 when the subject of sex was first broached. My dad brought... Continue Reading →

Story 3 | Simulizi 3

I was 10 when I first found out about sex, but it was when I first got my period that my parents talked to me about it. When it happened, I told my mom; she gave me a pad and told me, "Be careful! You can now get pregnant!" She merely told me that having a... Continue Reading →

Patience | Subira

In my Cell Biology class -- which I hadn't expected to enjoy as much as I do, by the way -- we often learn a bit about the people behind the discoveries of the various cellular processes covered in the course. As part of last Thursday's class, we watched this short video; in it Dr. Robert Weinberg, who was... Continue Reading →

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