Empowering Girls with Mobile breakfast panel

Screenshot 2019-03-14 at 14.50.32.pngLast week I hosted a breakfast panel launching Girl Effect and Vodafone Foundation’s  #girlsandmobile research to the development community! The event was a preview of one of the biggest studies ever conducted on girls and mobile. Later that day I had the pleasure of participating in the public launch at the Social Good Summit, where 16-year old filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole introduced the report with a fantastic presentation that had us all on our feet! Read more about it here.

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Know how hard my insights and evidence colleagues worked on this, so well done team!

Women and Girls Speak Up and Stay Safe: Media and Mobiles

vodafone 1.jpgI was invited by the Vodafone Americas Foundation and Internews, to be part of a panel discussion about empowering women and girls with tools to make their voices heard, but also we explored how we can keep girls and women safe in these digital spaces.

Alongside me on the Panel was Kat Duffy, Vice President of Global Technology Programs at Internews, Emily May, co-Founder of Hollaback!, Alli Maloney, the News and Politics Editor at Teen Vogue, and Solange Nyasoso, a human rights advocate and journalist from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

They are all inspiring women who are doing great work to amplify the voices of women and girls online, and I was honored to share a platform with them!

I’m famous! (not really)

I'm famous! (not really)

In recognition of Nelson Mandela’s upcoming 94th birthday, GlobalGrind put together a video series documenting how ‘Born Frees’ experience freedom in New York. I was one of the ‘Born Frees’ interviewed. Sharing my love for my country and gratitude for the legacy he has left, was an honour!

check out the video here

This piece should be controversial

I’ve started freelancing again! I pitched this piece to True Love after watching family and friends go through lobola and wedding proceedings. I was so fascinated with the politics of the whole thing and decided it was worthy of further investigation, this was the outcome. Waiting for the tribalists to get on my case.

click on the permalink button in the gallery to read the article in full.