Me and my Gender and Transformation Professor, Dr. Adelene Africa 🙂
My professors at the African Gender Institute at University of Cape Town have changed my construction of gender, African, and shoot my damn self.
As this semester comes to a close, I’m sad, I’m excited, I’m confused, but I feel so damn lucky that this even happened. In 2008, I found my way to the website for AGI and called my best friend and told her, “this is the place I need to be, women and Africa. Hello! I don’t know how, but I’m going to get there.” I still dont know how, but I got here and being, travling, and analyzing Africa, its women, its landscapes, its prejudices, I have literally been transformed.
If any of my internet friends feels that pull to get out and see the world, and be swallowed by another paradigm. Travel, leave, do it, shit will work out, the money, the logistical aspects can be handled. Trust, if my broke ass can make it here, y’all can too.
That is all.