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Feminist talk  is meant to be a hub for conversations between our readers and writers on topics that are related to the sometimes dry world of internet policy. It is a space for storytelling, personal essays, opinions – to challenge and inspire readers on issues and topics that are close to them. Here are the opinions, experiences and thoughts of writers from the diverse community in which we live.

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Who Run The Instagram Live? Girls!

Posted Fri 22 May 2020 - 14:00 | 2,316views

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists use the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.

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Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Tiffany Kagure Mugo is the intoxicatingly scary gatekeeper of HOLAAfrica, a Pan African queer wom

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The online space making pandemic sex easier (sort of)

Posted Tue 19 May 2020 - 17:02 | 2,705views

Much as there is the risk of the online space breeding great amounts of anxiety, this can also be a time to form different types of human connection, find out more about innovative ways to get off and take a look at your love lives. Here is how.

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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D.

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What you need to know about censorship in China around COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 13:18 | 3,112views

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic under control.

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Sneha Rajaram

Sneha Rajaram is a Bengaluru based writer.

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The story of protests in Bilal Bagh and how it is NOT shutdown by COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 12:51 | 3,278views

In India protests against the discriminatory and unilateral law to determine citizenship have been going on since December of 2019. The protests across India against the current authoritarian government were growing in power, in spite of the enormous pressure they came under, the attacks and arrests of leaders and now from the spread of COVID-19 and lockdowns.

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Ivonne Gonzalez

Ivonne González es abogada y wiki-artivista afrocubana.

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Blackening Wikipedia

Posted Wed 15 Apr 2020 - 20:10 | 2,946views

Ennegreciendo Wikipedia is a project founded by Ivonne González, who introduces this initiative to create more content in the free encyclopedia about oppressed and marginalized communities, especially African and Afro-descendents women.

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Shivani Lal

Shivani is a human rights enthusiast.

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How one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives?

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 22:03 | 2,186views

Shivani Lal shares her experience attending the Imagine a Feminist Internet workshop in Malaysia in November 2019. Shivani explores how one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives as a part of our very networked lives today.

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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D.

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Dare to Imagine

Posted Fri 13 Mar 2020 - 08:59 | 2,339views

When is the last time that you daydreamed, spending hours imagining some unrealistic ideas? Have you found yourself continuously getting overwhelmed by different issues happening in this world as a feminist? Is it difficult for you to take a break, a break for fantasising, and enjoying your daydreams?

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Lillian Achom

Lillian Achom believes that an ICT-empowered society is an opportunity for employment, wealth cre

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"We would like to know how to use that ... smartphone"

Posted Mon 9 Mar 2020 - 11:53 | 2,399views

Access to the internet and ICTs can often be about creating and finding surprising opportunities and uses. If women are familiar with smartphones and able to use them, then this is one way of ensuring that the next generation of girls are also able to access and adopt technology.

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Fabiola Ingabire

Donna Fabiola Ingabire graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, with a double major in Pu

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Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us

Posted Thu 19 Dec 2019 - 14:52 | 3,326views

The first "Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa" convening, held in Johannesburg in October and brought together feminists from 18 African countries. This post gathers some of their shared ideas and conversations.

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Nadege

Nadège ha formado parte de proyectos de tecnología transfeminista como

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#FTXStory - The FTX: Safety Reboot curriculum journey

Posted Sun 8 Dec 2019 - 15:34 | 125views

FTX has been a journey of wonder and exploration, opening and healing. An intricate weaving of lives and projects. Also hardship, saturation and tension. This year has taught us how vital it is to hold this together. Now we want to celebrate, gather around this fire and share some stories.