When I think about my coming of age as a woman, one thing I remember vividly is shame. There is so much shame associated with being a woman, pushed onto us by the patriarchal society we live in.
There are many misconceptions about being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT+) in Africa. These misconceptions lead to real consequences for LGBT+ persons including discrimination, stigmatization, harassment, and violence.
Breakups suck, but they happen quite often. Most people will fall in love many times throughout their lifetimes. You meet someone and fall so deep in love that you decide you have met your soulmate who you will spend the rest of your life with. In your head, you start picturing the pre-wedding shoot, the aso-ebi and the huge wedding ceremony. But life happens and relationships end.