I am currently resident in Uganda where I was born and grew up. I have also been enrolled in a Masters level gender studies program as a student at a university in Kampala. I am a state registered nurse, midwife and health visitor by profession and I have worked in Uganda, Nigeria and the UK in the field of maternal and child health. I also hold a BA and postgraduate qualifications in English literature and political science.
I call myself a feminist because I am working hard on becoming a politically effective one. I believe that my commitment to feminist values grows out of my genuine love and respect for the woman who raised me and protected me as a child. As an adult that founding love and respect has progressively been translated into a renewed commitment to women politics in general.
As a result of my current involvement in a gender studies program as a mature MA student I have become increasingly interested in contributing to towards the developing a dynamic framework for instituting women’s experience as an alternative to the mainstream scientific mode l that continue to leave women’s perspectives and accumulated repertoires of local knowledge out important public policy decisions.
My current work concerning the interrelation of rural Ugandan women subsistence peanut farmers’ daily household food preparation and the constitution of gendered embodied knowledge and gendered space has provided me with an opportunity to address to address some of cognitive and ethical-political question being raised regarding African feminist theories of knowledge, methodologies and activism.
I am inspired by the current vibrancy of the women’s movement and radical transnational feminism as alternative to mainstream heteronormative cultural values. I am inspired by critical feminists who seek to change the way we think and feel–so that we can contribute much more compassionately. I am inspired by philosophical thoughts and art forms: that make me see differently. I am inspired by transformative scholarship and political perspectives that affirm the creativity and positivity of others difference.