For a long time I let my mjengo work dictate my style. Yes, there are still things I can not wear to work, but that does not mean I can not invest in them for my off/leave days. Before this realization, I used to buy outfits with work mentality.
"Oh, where I'm I gonna wear this?"
"Can that be worn to work?"
"My work does not allow such?"
The end result; a wardrobe full of jeans and tees. Continue Reading
I never experienced gender bias (or rather felt it) until I was employed. Growing up, my father treated us as equal. There was no girl/boy role in his house. Things had to be done and everyone had to be involved, no one was getting hand outs in his house. Period. That's what you get when your dad is military. We soldiered on, and became very independent at a very young age (you can call it hard core if you want). This hard core spirit is probably the reason why my husband gives me a fist bump and calls me "mtu nguyaz" sometimes. Anyway we soldier on. Continue Reading