A patient’s relative said I didn’t deserve to talk to him because I was an unmarried woman.
September is Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awareness month, and after our interview with ten Nigerian women on what it is like living with PCOS, we interview Karina, a Nigerian woman that has had PCOS for eight years. Can you tell us something about you? My name is Karina, and I am a 26-year-old project engineer. How did […]
Catcalling can be considered a form of sexual harassment, and is something a lot of women experience on a daily basis. Atinuke, 19 When I was around 11, I went to buy my little brother’s baby milk. This guy started calling me and I ignored him. He then got up and started chasing me. I […]
I am the youngest and the only female in my office. My boss is a 60-year-old man who is dipped in the blood of misogyny. Whenever I try to explain myself, he will literally shut me up with “Young woman, don’t argue.” even when I’m right
Weight gain, lack of available testing, and dismissal of concerns. These are a few things that come with living with PCOS in Nigeria.
A lot of Nigerians don’t believe in the concept of “platonic.” As far as they are concerned, if a man and woman are involved then something is happening behind the scenes. Because of this women with male besties have to deal with the things on this list: 1. People always doubting that you are both […]
In my search for an optimal suicide option, found an injection that could let me go away painlessly but it’s wasn’t sold in Nigeria. The other options were drowning in the 3rd mainland bridge or by hanging.
The 29-year-old bisexual woman in this story talks about her decision to come out to her very religious parents, why she actually came out to them and the aftermath of coming out.
A while ago, we asked 5 men to talk about discovering masturbation, and now, it is the women’s turn. With purity culture breathing down their neck, it seems like women are not allowed to enjoy sex at all, talk less on single player mode. That is why, we decided to ask six Nigerian women to […]
Being a woman means different things to different people. I had a friendly chat with Dr Ebi Awosika, a senior technical assistant to the president in the office of the vice president on community engagement. It started out with me trying to understand what the hardest part about being a woman is to her and […]
It was another self-care Saturday, and with that comes the necessary evil that is shaving. So, we made a list of some relatable shaving struggles 1) Finding the right angle To find the right angle to begin your shaving adventures, you start doing math in the shower. Asking yourself questions like, “if I raise my […]
Since the dawn of time, women have worn makeup to accent their features. What nobody tells you is how hard making up is. One wrong move and you’ve ruined everything. That said, here are 5 things novice struggle with when wearing makeup. Drawing your freaking eyebrows Women understand that a face without eyebrows is basically […]
After writing about things women with big breasts can relate to, it was decided that the women with small breasts need some representation too. That, is where we come in. 1) No bra day Anyone can go braless, but not everyone can do it without a million and one people asking you if you are […]
I had a conversation with a 24-year-old who suspects that her husband cheated on her with his cousin while they were still dating. She talks about the age difference between them, the disrespect she had to endure while dating him and the choice she had to make. There are so many decisions I have made […]
Love is such a beautiful and wonderful feeling. Sometimes, this wonderful feeling takes your sense for vanishing and makes you do some really crazy things. So, we asked nine Nigerian women to tell us the craziest things they have done for love. Halima, 20 I once cancelled a 70k gig because this guy I was […]
Being on lowcut actually comes with a lot of perks, but because someone that was present during the conference on creation had the bright idea to make everything have an advantage and disadvantage here I am writing about the annoying struggles after having written about the perks. 1. The disrespect. People will boldly ask a […]
In the hierarchy of achievements, the Nigerian society deems important for women relationships that mature into marriage reign supreme. And in accordance women have to pass certain ridiculous relationship tests to improve the quality of their “wife materialness“. 1. The food tests: This test always comes in the form of “How many pieces of meat […]
The general reaction when we think or talk about cockroaches is disgust. However, meeting a flying roach in person is a whole different ball game. Ladies, this is what a man’s reaction to a flying cockroach says about him in bed. Don’t try to understand the inference, I am about to drop some nuggets so […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 32-year-old Nigerian woman who grew up resenting her mother for marrying and divorcing three times. Now that she’s older, a feminist and has been divorced once, she says she understands.
If you are a Nigerian woman with big breasts, then you can TOTALLY relate to these seven things Chest pain AND back pain. Who did you offend? Everyday feels like you are carry three bags of cement on your chest. 2) The Stares People are always looking. They say they are not, but they are. […]
As we get older, living with our family becomes increasingly tricky. From the minor disagreements to the curfew to the privacy invasion, most people tend to move out as quickly as they can but very few speak about how it affects their mental health. I spoke to a lady who started having panic attacks after […]
If you have ever used a hygiene product marketed towards women, then you definitely understand the pain 1) Scent It is either the scent is fruits or flowers, no range whatsoever. Give us something else to work with please. 2) Price A lot of times, when the product is something that has a male version […]
“Put in the work.”
The woman in today’s What She Said is in her early 50s. She talks about her husband excluding her from all financial planning.
“Women hate women” is a statement people peddle to try and discredit all the ways women continue to help themselves day after day. Well, we got nine women to remind us, by telling us the various ways their female friends or even random women have been there for them. Buchi My roommates are basically like […]
The average woman working in Nigeria has a story or two to share about being assaulted in her workspace. The most common type of which is sexual assault. Today, we have a woman who speaks out on the physical and verbal assault she had to endure in her former workplace. How did you get the […]
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