Initially, I request to be pardoned for using words such as white people or black people. In this context, I use the words to simply best describe my characters.
The film begins with my move to Italy. Looking back, my mind was already subjected and prepared to expect the worst in terms of discrimination based on the experiences of the ones before me, and yes, I did face racism. It elevated ceaselessly subjecting me to base all my misfortunes on “racism”. However, with time, I experienced and met others who had worse stories to tell, stories incomparable to mine, my stories began to seem like funny sitcoms. I wrote so many unpublished articles on this subject, articles fueled with hate and rage, many were the times I wanted to go back home. However, I saw this as a challenge, a case study, I took a pause and made a firm decision to reflect quietly.
Continue reading “Conversations with white people, my view on racism”
The history of the Mediterranean migration continues to grieve our hearts. Undeniably, it will go down as one of the largest migrations in history. However, I have established the need to be part of those who are audacious enough to acknowledge that there is a problem that desires fast solutions. The once beautiful sea has become a symbolic pool of blood, taking the lives of the innocent.
Again, the world needs to understand what is really happening and the vast cloud of sorrow being generated. Even the courageous souls who make it to Europe have told tales of how they could have never imagined what awaited them in order to reach the promised land. The land of wealth, The land of peace, The land of security.
Continue reading “The “Forum Antirazzista Palermo” Protests Against the Continous Numerous Deaths in the Mediterranean”
Coltan (columbite-tantalum) . Coltan, according to the Oxford dictionary, is a dull metallic ore from which mobium and tantalum are extracted. I view this as one of the most precious minerals in our generation, built on the fact that from it, telephones, laptops, cameras and cars are manufactured. Coltan embodies a remarkably high resistance power and a strong ability to hold electric charge.
Continue reading “The cursed relationship between Coltan and Congo”
I met a group of young ambitious African men who have been in Italy for over 5 years, each had a disheartening story to tell. Karim Ahmed tells me about his journey and the reason why he decided to join forces with other young Africans to form “Stra vox”. Continue reading “A group of young Africans form an association called “Stra Vox” to fight for the dignity and rights of Africans in Palermo, Italy”
I really hated growing up as a girl in Kenya, I did everything, all the house chores as my brothers played football. It is my duty to choose how to seat, how to talk, how to dress and how to behave in order to be a “respectable woman in society”, while all the boys had to do was exist. From a young age, I found this extremely unfair. It is not fair that, not only do women carry the entire world on their backs, but we also have to deal with societal pressures and expectations of perfection. Continue reading “Feminism as an African Woman”