Amanda Tayte-Tait aka Amanda Marufu is a Feminist, Tech- Entrepreneur, TV Producer, Blogger & Author. Co-Founder and CEO of Award Winning Media Company Visual Sensation & Feminist Content Creation Platform It’s A Feminist Thing. She is dedicated to using media and tech to spread awareness and change lives.
This is a story of my death the hands of society but it’s also the story of my rebirth. Speaking out in both pain and healing. The pain of rape, abuse, silence, suicide and mental health. How I found myself caged in a psych ward, afraid of what my sexuality meant. This is the story of how we became who we are and ultimately how I found the courage to speak out. This is my story but it’s also the story of so many others who came before me and it’s a symbol to say that we are no longer afraid.
Featuring 8 people from across the African continent, this book will make you think. It’s a collection of essays and stories about young people who have been forced into uncomfortable situations because they did not want to conform to a societal ideal of being.
This is a book about healing. Uncovering the moments that come after abuse. Unpacking and unlearning toxic behaviors. Forgiving others and forgiving yourself and most of all learning the all important lesson that love liberates.
As one of the contributors Ubu stated: ”It is a pathway for a young woman to understand that she is not wrong for choosing herself and mapping her own journey. To remind her that when she does she will be abandoned those closest to her but it doesn’t mean she will not find her tribe.”
15 women. 7 countries. 1 book.
“In Her Words: African Women’s Perspectives on Gender Equality,” is a collection of essays that are equal parts thought provoking and witty from young women across the African continent and the diaspora.
Too often, the lived experiences of African women are spoken about authoritatively people other than them. From the men of today to the ones who wrote down history, and even well meaning NGOs, African women have often been relegated to the role of spectators in their own life’s stories.