Think back on the stories you’ve heard about Africa. How similar are they? Chances are, most of them involve the same basic elements: starvation, lack of modern technology, war. And while these elements may be true for some people in some parts of the continent of Africa, we’re doing a disservice to the world in assuming that this is the only African story.
We all have different paths in discovering feminism. For some, it was as natural and obvious as breathing. For others, it’s a long battle against patriarchal expectations and norms. Watch prominent Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explain her experience in identifying as a feminist and why it’s an important identity for all of us to adopt.