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My menstrual embarrassment part  2 is a piece seeking to educate and share information with women on menstrual hygiene and the importance of knowing your period. Last time we talked about the first day I saw my period. It wasn’t a good experience at all. The pains and my ignorance about it are unforgettable. Today, I will take you through a journey most of our African girls’ experience. This is because they did not get an education on menstruation. How did my menstrual embarrassment start? So there was this Sunday we sat in the chapel (school church) for holy mass. I was in form five then in a boarding school; Saint Francis College Fiango Kumba. While singing the closing hymn, I started feeling some funny pains around my lower abdomen. It felt like the usual menstrual cramps I used to have but I didn’t think for a sec it was…

The good and bad of my 5 years in boarding school   It started like a joke, Mmayoyo (my mom) got an urgent call from Papa P who  traveled to Kumba for one of his cocoa selling trips. I overheard him say “wuna wash that box  for room, put ma moyo (Eduke) ei clothes for inside, send ei for any driver whey ei di come Kumba”. It was during the 3 months vacation. Mmayoyo and everyone at home in the village suspected Papa P wanted to put me in a dormitory school. But I was not happy beacuse I had heard many horrible stories about dormitory schools; ‘mami water’ (mermaids) attacks, food cooked in (cass) drums, abuse by senior students and many more. You can name the rest in the comments section. How my journey to Saint Francis College started My mom did as Papa P  demanded and on that Saturday,…