Hey you, how is the COVID-19 lockdown in your country? mine has been eased and I am worried, I hope they find a vaccine soon. The topic of my post is probably shocking to you. Especially my close friends. They know how I flow like a river, the pain, and the weird cravings that come with my period. I am…
In today’s Abortion story, we have a 30-year old that regrets her abortion and wishes she had told her family about it. 1. Why did you decide that you were going to get an abortion? I was too afraid, afraid of what my family would say, I was still in school and I found out few weeks before a major…
It’s such a complicated thing really. I sometimes imagine keeping the first child, he/she would have been also 5 years old.
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron
Here is the second story on the “My Abortion Story” series. The honesty of these stories makes my heart melt.
There has been an uproar online by women, especially African women on Always pad, This is part two of this article, I interviewed 15 women that have had terrible experiences with Always pad.
You can read the first part here
1. Why are you ditching always?
I can’t recall when exactly I stopped using Always pad but I’ve not used it for the past 4 years. Used always for the longest time because honestly, that’s all I knew, tried other options I could find then but weren’t as good.
There has been an uproar online by women, especially African women on Always pad, a lot of women are ditching the pad because of several reasons and to find out more and figure out better alternatives.
I interviewed 15 amazing ladies on why they are ditching or have ditched Always pad and the alternatives they are using. This first post has replies from 8 women and part 2 has responses from 7 women.
I personally have not had any issue with the pad but if a lot of ladies are complaining, it’s important that I let you know that it’s not in your head and you are not alone.
So if you want to ditch always and find better alternatives, read on
Abortion is a word we are all familiar with and have different opinions on. I strongly feel that, connecting with women that have done this, by listening to their stories will trigger a feeling of empathy and not just entitlements to women’s bodies.
In my last blog post – you can read that HERE – IDP camp -My Experience & What I Want to do For The Women I told you how we gave the kids in an IDP camp a sense of belonging by celebrating Children’s day with them and how I intend to help the women by providing clothes and sanitary products for them. Since then, I thought a lot about how I want to approach this cause and I have finally figured out how to go about it.
There are over 13 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps set up in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for people fleeing from the insurgency in the North East zone of Nigeria.
I once read an article that children in Internally Displaced person camp were feeding on onion leaves to survive. I also heard that women sometimes use dirty clothes for their period. It broke my heart to pieces and I have decided to do something about it.