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My Mother's Strange Definition of Empowerment

Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” In a candid and funny talk, she shares what it was like to make her way in a “clitoris-centric society,” and how she works to make sure other women don’t have to figure this out. (Warning: This talk contains hard-to-hear details.)

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Khadija Gbla

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DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 6, 2021
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- Mar 10, 2021
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- Feb 1, 2021
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- Mar 29, 2020
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My Mother's Strange Definition of Empowerment

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- Jul 6, 2018
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- Jun 4, 2018
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- Mar 16, 2018
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