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DAMSEL | Fanart – Hidden Figures

Art by Soolagna Majumdar You can check out her other artwork on her Facebook page.   Like and follow us  on Facebook! |  Become a Damsel contributor

DAMSEL | Film Review – 13th

Bryan Stephenson, a human rights defence lawyer, says in the opening scenes of Ava DuVernay’s award winning documentary 13th, “One in four people of the world’s prison population are locked up in the land of the free.” America, the so called leader of the free world, is home to 25% of the world’s prison population, […]

DAMSEL | Grace Mugabe and Zimbabwe’s Leadership Crisis

Women exercise agency; we have the ability to decide what is or isn’t right for ourselves, to pursue our ambitions, and determine where our priorities in life lie. However, the patriarchal nature of our societies, cultures and nations places limitations on our ability to exercise that agency. Often we uphold inequities and inequality, because it […]

DAMSEL | Review – Hidden Figures

When someone speaks about the space race, our mind immediately goes to the man on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Yuri Gagarin are the names that usually come to mind. Some names that don’t commonly come to mind, however, are Katherine G. Johnson (Tarajii P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson […]


Black lives matter Does not mean that white lives do not It just means, that something somewhere in the system is so beyond screwed That we have to remind you Not to kill us. By Anonymous Like and follow us  on Facebook! |  Become a Damsel contributor

DAMSEL | Sally Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s Moral Compass

In last week’s feature, “Joice Mujuru: Spilt Blood in Post-Independence Zimbabwe”, I explored Mujuru’s achievements in post-independence Zimbabwe and during the liberation struggle to highlight that whilst women exercise agency, it is not necessarily towards liberatory ends. Patriarchy means women’s agency is often redirected towards the reproduction of masculinist national narratives. However, far from an […]

DAMSEL | Joice Mujuru: Spilt Blood in Post-Independence Zimbabwe

Interrogations of nation-building projects and the liberation struggles that resulted in many African countries achieving independence rarely engage the “gender question”. Consequently, attempts to understand the causes of state instability fail to engage the extent to which masculinist nationalist projects underlie the acute human insecurity confronting many African countries. This piece is the first of […]


BIG CONGRATS to the grand prize winner of our Coke vending competition ⚡ Isaac has won 2x primo tickets to the METALLICA WorldWired Tour! 🙌🏼
1 Jan

LAST WEEK TO WIN ⚡⚡ The grand Metallica prize is still up for grabs - keep your eye out for the golden sticker on the label of any Coke vending machine 600ml product! *T& Cs apply*
1 Jan