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A portrait image of Grace Chimezie

When the bells rang to usher in 2020, and to signal the entry into a New Decade, no one could have anticipated the unexpected plot in this year’s events- It started with Kobe Bryant’s death in January.

I remember vividly, where I was when the news of Kobe’s death broke and the overwhelming emotions that trickled down my brain when I registered my grief. There are people we perceive to be immortal, and Kobe was one of those for me. …


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Image Credit of End Sars Protesters: Fair Observer

The past 2-weeks have been an overwhelming experience for most young Nigerians who sought to bring an end to police brutality, through the #ENDSARS movement. The climax of their seething emotions eclipsed on Tuesday, October 20, at the Lekki toll gate Lagos, Nigeria where ‘affirmation gatherings’ of the movement had held.

A lot of people watched through a livestream on IG in dismay, and helplessly as the Nigerian army opened fire on peaceful young protesters. These protesters had held onto the Nigerian dream through its flag while singing the national anthem.

Nigerians were not over the shock and horror when…


How Women Work: Examining the role of Women on Board Leadership Positions and its Effect on Organizational Productivity

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Shethepeople

I. Introduction

This paper addresses the question how do women work out in comparison to their male counterparts on boards? What impact do women have on cultural change and governance in firms in comparison to their male counterparts? It highlights culture change theories and arguments for the wider adoption of board gender inclusion policies.

Many governments’ reforms are geared towards changing the cultural attitudes towards women. They seek to reduce structural barriers at work in a bid to include women in leadership…


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Ming Smith, Pharaoh at the Bottom Line, New York, NY., 1977. © Ming Smith, Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery

I took a long break from writing my top article reads for the week. The world is hard as it is, and to maintain a tranquil energy for as long as possible, I have leaned to less dense materials with focus on whimsical stories. In today’s roundup, I share summaries of a few of the articles I’ve come across that explore ideas in art, literature, and lifestyle.

About Life

I read a brilliant piece by Maryam Sefati, where she chronicles her experience as an immigrant in America, metaphorically weaving each phase of her experience with the life cycle of a plastic bag…


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Introduction to Gender Justice

I recently completed a course on “Introduction to Gender Justice,” facilitated by Oxfam. Gender-justice discussions can be polarizing, and complex, especially in places laden with cultural assignments and events over time that have suggested roles for men and women. A simple example, the normalization of women seen primarily as caretakers and men as breadwinners.

On Twitter, Nigerian women have shared and debated misconstrued perspective of gender-based roles. Mostly, exposing that more women carry the burden of raising families as breadwinners. …


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Photography: Flatlay by @t2pitchy

“Antipatriarchal thinking, which assumes that both women and men are equally capable of learning how to love, is the only foundation on which to construct sustained, meaningful, mutual love.”

Brief Biography

Early in February, I read a book titled Communion: The Female Search for Love, by an indie author Bell Hooks, who is also the author of All About Love: New Visions. Hooks, is an acclaimed cultural critic, feminist scholar, and writer. Hooks through this text, mirrors and critics vast feminist and intersectionalist literature, she writes with a steady transition about her coming of age in understanding feminist movements. …


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An illustration of black people

Welcome to another weekly roundup of my top reads for the week. It’s been such a dense and challenging time in America’s polity in the wake of protests kindled by years of ignoring prejudice and systemic maltreatment of black people. The articles underscored in this roundup mirrors in on the above discussion. I also add a few tech reads, which detail policy-related issues affecting the adoption of technology tools in Nigeria.

  • Literature

“Your book reading,” chronicles the life of a black author, who is sponsored for a book reading but is unsure of the perception, or vibes their audience will…


“As humans, we are wired to desire what we can control.”

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Credit: Wikipedia

Authoring a fashion blog induced the possibility for me to be vulnerable, opening up about my deepest fears to a close-knit community, most of whom have supported me for close to a decade. As I grow, I have embraced new channels such as Medium and YouTube to tell my stories — In the same breath, tempted to treat these spaces with similar sacredness like I’ve done with my fashion blog.

However, I’ve come to understand that telling real and raw stories as they transpire, is an important way of…


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An image of me reading an Eulogy to Little Richard, published on the NYTimes

Flips open my laptop and decide this post is worth writing for medium despite my reservations.

Here are five articles I’ve read this week which were so mind-blowing, I transcended. Let’s backtrack a bit! In 2019, fresh out of grad school without a burdensome workload, I adopted a new lifestyle- reading lengthy op-ed articles, literature reviews on tech regulation, academic text about autocracy, and eulogies. These succinctly written articles were published, in the best publications, you could think. Hence, I am proud to mention reading them as the most consistent habit I’ve stuck to outside blogging, since 2019. …


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During an emergency, understanding the importance of crisis communications is critical to coordinating proper action plans, with rescue and relief efforts for those affected. In an emergency, the needs of individuals vary and populations face different challenges including; access to basic amenities such as food, shelter, internet and electricity, which are critical to survival.

One of the initial steps to take, when drawing up a communications strategy for a crisis, is to investigate the demographic of a population, which helps to inform relative action. Investigating a demographic provides data pointers about groups who are likely to be at risk. For…

Grace Chimezie

I am on a quest, to find my magic, and I’ll share my dreams here, as they come. Also, a Comms strategist, working in tech & policy spaces, to bring about change

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