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I Like Girls

I Like Girls - with Aisha Salaudeen - is a show exploring the diverse stories of African women. Each episode offers firsthand insights into how gender shapes women's lives.

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Introducing 'I Like Girls.'
This is a show about African women, and the different experiences life throws at them for being women. Every week, 'I Like Girls' will share stories that take you on a journey into the unanticipated ways life impacts women. The first episode drops on August 10. Subscribe to our newsletter here to be the first to know when the episode drops. 
02:03 28/07/2021
OMG! My doctor thinks I'm exaggerating.
What happens when your doctor thinks you’re exaggerating your symptoms?In this episode, we explore medical gaslighting (a situation where doctors dismiss their patient’s symptoms) and how it impacted the health and livelihood of two Nigerian women. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here.
25:32 10/08/2021
This F Word
What does feminism mean to you?Google says feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of equality of the sexes. But many women define their feminism differently -- based on religion, location, or life experiences. In this episode, we explore the different experiences that shape two women’s feminism.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here.
28:37 17/08/2021
Invisible women
Have you ever felt invisible? Pushed to the side like you don’t matter? As a result of gender inequality and patriarchy, many women have felt this way. In this episode, we speak with two women forced to deal with invisibility as a result of racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here.
20:49 24/08/2021
"I lived a double life"
Have you ever felt like a secret agent? Living one life that nobody knows about, and another that is at the glare of the public? In this episode, we speak to a Nigerian woman who had to live with having a rich but absent father, and a struggling but present mother. Bisi shares her difficult childhood story and how her double life now manifests in her marriage.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. 
19:41 31/08/2021
I can't rent the apartment I want
In Nigeria, many property owners refuse to rent out their apartments to single women. In this episode, we explore the bizarre notion that women who are unmarried should not be living alone without male guidance.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here.
23:54 07/09/2021
But...you're religious
In conservative and/or religious African societies, many people find feminism controversial. Some religious scriptures have verses that ratify gender roles and imply that men and women are not equal. As a result, some people believe that feminism is incompatible with religion.In this episode, we speak to two Nigerian women who are religious and feminist, and we explore how they were able to reconcile these two seemingly opposite ideologies.
44:53 14/09/2021
The internet told me so
In today’s world, women often find that they are expected to look, dress or act a certain way to be accepted by society as beautiful. This episode is about two women -- Aisha and Esinet. Aisha was bullied for her body as a child, and Esinet for her skin color. Both women share their experiences dealing with a society that does not consider them attractive.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. 
38:25 21/09/2021
Woman Enough
For the past few weeks, we’ve focused on the struggles of African women and how life impacts them differently. But what happens when society doesn’t even see you as a woman? In this episode, we speak to a trans-woman, Sabs, who is navigating womanhood in a society that doesn’t like her for being her true, authentic self.
32:39 28/09/2021
This is unfair
The world is full of many firsts. The first time you walked as a child, the first time you earned money as a college graduate, or if you’re a woman, the first time you clocked that the world is prejudiced towards people like you.This episode explores the stories of two women -- Yasmin Abdel-Magied and Ndiilo Nthengwe. Both women tell us about the first time they experienced discrimination as a result of their gender.
42:44 05/10/2021
Mean Girls?
Have you ever heard of the “angry black woman”? It’s a stereotype that portrays black women as naturally angry, ill-tempered, and sassy. In many cases, the stereotype is used to describe women who are bold and assertive. This episode features two women -- Nelisa and Janice. They tell us about being labeled “angry” and “mean” for being assertive and confident in course of doing their work. We also learn the many tricks both women use to cope with being stereotyped for simply doing their jobs.
31:30 12/10/2021
On May 10th, it's all about hope
Season 2 of I Like Girls is all about hope and survival. Through the experiences of African women who have overcome various challenges in their daily lives, we document stories about finding light at the end of the tunnel.We’ll bring you new episodes every Tuesday, starting May 10th. Sign up for our newsletter here to get behind-the-scenes information you won’t hear on the podcast. 
01:59 02/05/2022
Inside Life: I bend, I don't break
Seyi Oluyole is a Nigerian teacher, dancer and screenwriter. In this episode, she speaks to host, Aisha Salaudeen about surviving an abusive marriage. She also talks about walking out of the marriage and how she's coping with the aftermath of it. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information on every episode and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
36:43 10/05/2022
I got pregnant, then everything changed
10 years ago; Samoina Wangui was thrust into motherhood unprepared. She would later find out that her physical, mental and emotional struggles resulted from a medical condition known as postpartum depression (PPD). In this episode, she talks about dealing with PPD and helping others heal.She also talks about starting up a non-profit, postpartum depression Kenya, to help women heal. Reach out to postpartum depression Kenya here: https://www.facebook.com/ppdKE/ To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
50:27 17/05/2022
The Adeno Story
In this episode, Nigerian actor, Nse Ikpe-Etim talks about being diagnosed with adenomyosis, a medical condition that affects the fertility of women. She discusses her journey to healing, and getting a hysterectomy. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
30:45 24/05/2022
"I was only 14."
When Musu was 14 years old, her family married her off to an older man. As a teenager, she was forced to deal with the consequences of child marriage. Now that she's much older, she shares how she was able to get her life back on track. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
26:20 31/05/2022
Ms. Lecturer
What’s academia like for women? In this episode, through the story of a Nigerian Ph.D. candidate and university lecturer, Munyale, we learn about the discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment that African women in academia often face.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
28:32 07/06/2022
My Extensions Built This Empire
Ever wondered what it takes to be a business owner catering to Africans across the globe? This episode with Nigerian beauty entrepreneur, Oluremi Martins, explores the ups and downs of running a business. Through Oluremi’s journey, we learn the many ways to grow a business and the things that can hinder its success. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
28:47 14/06/2022
Everything Hurts
This episode is a profile of the public life of Kenyan LGBTQ activist Marylize Biubwa. Marylize uses her social media accounts to dispel myths about women and the LGBTQ+ community. Growing up, she experienced abuse and was eventually sent out of home after coming out to her family. Since then, she has been a loud advocate for women like her.  Donate to Marylize’s fundraiser here: https://tinyurl.com/ygxpy6jv.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to.
41:52 21/06/2022
I tried investing, I got scammed
This is a Piggyvest bonus episode featuring Nigerian law student, Temituope Kekema. In 2021, the law student made some investment choices that led her to lose a significant part of her savings. Through her story, we learn about investments and things to look out for when trying to grow money. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
20:59 28/06/2022
Ms. Latty's Nine Lives
Ms. Carmen Latty is a Jamaican educator with over 50 years of experience building and developing schools in multiple countries, including Nigeria. She has worked as a teacher, policy advisor, board member and consultant at multiple schools across the globe. In this episode, she speaks about starting small, overcoming many challenges and finally getting to the top of her career. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
38:50 05/07/2022
The 'craziest' woman in Uganda
This episode is a profile of Ugandan feminist and human rights activist - Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Stella has been described as ‘crazy’ for her unconventional methods of activism, which often include nudity and poems laced with sexual innuendoes. Through her story, we learn that there’s no one way to fight for the rights of women and girls.  To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
51:01 12/07/2022
It didn't kill me, but...
When S.I Ohumu turned 13, she began to experience feelings of loneliness, suicide and anxiety. She would later discover that her symptoms were a result of her mental health; she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. In this episode about mental health, S.I talks about constantly fighting to stay afloat and the coping mechanisms she employs to do this. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
49:02 19/07/2022
The Money Woman
Oluwatosin Olaseinde is the founder of Money Africa, a financial literacy platform that arms people with information on how to save, invest and grow their money. Oluwatosin is well put together now in terms of money management, but she wasn’t always like this. In this episode, she talks about experiencing a financial awakening that pushed her to start taking her finances seriously. Through her story, we learn the importance of money management and what it’s like running a business like hers. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
32:32 26/07/2022
This has no cure
What’s it like having extreme mood swings that affect the quality of your life?Growing up, Fareeda Abdulkareem experienced constant mood swings. On some days, she was bubbly and full of ideas; on other days, she felt so low that she could not perform mundane tasks. She would later discover that her feelings and symptoms were a result of a condition known as bipolar disorder. Through Fareeda’s story, we learn some of the ways bipolar disorder can present itself, and how she is navigating life with the knowledge of her mental health. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
37:35 02/08/2022
This thing called sex
When Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah turned 30, she co-founded “Adventures from the bedrooms of African women,” an award-winning Ghanaian blog focused on sharing and documenting the experiences of women around sex, intimacy, dating and relationships. Through the blog, Nana is making the sexual pleasure of African women a gender equality priority.In this episode, the writer and feminist speaks about her first interaction with sex and why it’s essential for women and girls to be taught about sex with honesty. She also discusses her new book, “The Sex Lives of African Women: Self-Discovery, Freedom, and Healing.” To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
31:50 09/08/2022
I need more food because I need less food
What’s it like eating food to lose food? In this episode, Nigerian programs manager, Karina Karunwi, talks about her complicated relationship with food and her life-long journey of healing from a food disorder. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
44:17 16/08/2022
There's nothing I can't do.
This episode is a profile of the public life of young Nigerian entrepreneur and communications specialist, Damilola Odufuwa. She talks about her love for the media, working in crypto and being a champion for women’s rights. To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
34:15 23/08/2022
You're not your trauma
This episode is a profile of Rwandan therapist, activist and motivational speaker, Tabitha Mpamira. Her childhood experiences - being a refugee and discovering psychology - have shaped who she is today. In this episode, she opens up about growing up, and why it is important for her to help young women and girls work through their trauma.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
34:28 30/08/2022
I lived a double life (rerun)
This episode originally aired in August 2021.-Have you ever felt like a secret agent? Living one life that nobody knows about and another that is in the glare of the public? In this episode, we speak to a Nigerian woman, Bisi, who had to live with having a rich but absent father, and a struggling but present mother. Bisi shares her difficult childhood story and how her double life now manifests in her marriage.To get inside information about every episode, subscribe to our newsletter here. You will get behind-the-scenes information from Aisha Salaudeen, and find out what the rest of the team is up to. 
20:13 06/09/2022