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Being A Feminist With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Recently, Nigeria writer and feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie celebrated the 10th anniversary of her novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun. Adichie speaks of her feminist ways as if she is speaking about the love in her heart or the thoughts in her mind. It's completely part of who she is, inside and out. She believes that all women should be mindful and proud of their feminism, as it can provide strength in so many different ways. Her writing, including the now iconic book mentioned above, is one of the only ways Adichie feels her honest beliefs about gender and female sexuality can be properly reflected. 

“I think it’s so important that female sexuality be seen as a thing that is real, and complex, and is not at all connected with shame,” Adichie said. “It manifests differently but it’s true everywhere: There is always an element of shame when it comes to female sexuality. And for me, in my writing, I want to find ways to make female sexuality the human, flawed, beautiful, sensual thing that it is.”

With her main goal being to get the conversation of what it means to be a feminist flowing, we are happy to start conversations on gender inequality, female sexuality, and pride (we imagine Beyonce quoting her writing in the beginning of "Flawless" definitely helped a bit as well). “I want to live in a world where men and women are truly equal. I want to live in a world where gender doesn’t hold women back, as it does today, everywhere in the world. I think we should do everything we possibly can." Something tells us that Chimamanda would fit in perfectly with the STRITA crew.

Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie also is the author of the book, Why We Should All Be Feminists, see her Ted Talk here.

Read the full article from Huffington Post, and more inside coverage from Buzzfeed.

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