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.

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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.

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