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Give her a voice, stories and images

“I strongly believe that journalism is one of the most noble professions, because without an informed world, and without an informed society, we are weak, we are weak”. Christiane Amanpour In October, 2014, I reported on a demonstration in Managua, Nicaragua, against the construction of the Interoceanic Canal (uniting the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean). It was a sunny and hot afternoon, but it didn’t … Continue reading Give her a voice, stories and images

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1st of May: Worker’s Day

In many countries across the world, May 1st, is Labour Day, which commemorates the working class and the effort of labour unions. It was established in 1889, at the first International Socialist Congress in Paris.  This day was rooted in Chicago, the United States of America, when workers gathered at the Haymarket Affair demanding labour rights, such as an eight-hour workday. The meeting was delayed … Continue reading 1st of May: Worker’s Day

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3 favourite books

Today is World Book Day. It is an annual event that celebrates authors, readers, illustrators, copyrighters, and books. This day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1995. But why was the date chosen? Originally, the idea was suggested in 1923, by the writer Vicente Clavel Andres from Valencia, Spain, to honour the Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes since … Continue reading 3 favourite books

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Algunas cosas para saber y aprender de Nina Simone

Traducido por Afroféminas Durante este tiempo de reclusión, leí un artículo de Afroféminas que recomendaba ver cinco documentales sobre mujeres negras. Lo incluí en mi lista de tareas pendientes. El primero que vi fue What Happened, Miss Simone?, porque Nina Simone es una de mis cantantes favoritas. El documental comienza con la cita de Maya Angelou: “Señorita Simone, usted es idolatrada, incluso amada, por millones. ¿Pero qué pasó, … Continue reading Algunas cosas para saber y aprender de Nina Simone

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Things to know and learn from Nina Simone

During this time of confinement, I read an article on Afroféminas that recommended to watch five documentaries about black females. I included it on my to-do list. The first one I watched was What happened Miss Simone?, because Nina Simone is one my of favourite female singers. The documentary starts with Maya Angelou’s quotation: “Miss Simone you are idolized even loved, by millions now. But what … Continue reading Things to know and learn from Nina Simone

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Afro women’s: A Pillar of Civil Rights

I am not sure when my activism started, but I recall being active in high school and at the church group. After graduating from university I worked at a non-governmental organization that aims for an equal society. I think this is when I started to be more aware of inequality and violation around me. Years after, when I returned to Bilwi my hometown, I joined … Continue reading Afro women’s: A Pillar of Civil Rights

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Women’s role in facing crisis

Today is my 15th, day of self-isolation in the north of Europe.  After a long dark, gray, gloomy autumn and odd winter, spring is finally here. We now have sunny and longer days with a strong desire to be outside enjoying it. But, unfortunately, that is not the scenario since we need to be indoors and take care of ourselves because of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading Women’s role in facing crisis