Bio: I am a quietly proud, soon to be middle-aged mother of two beautiful young women, whom I have done my best to raise as global citizens. I love Africa and all things African, those that make sense to me at least. I haven't yet travelled the world as extensively as I would like to. I have a keen interest in people's life stories; I find many of them fascinating. I love telling stories of my own to those willing to listen intimately. I do not enjoy (and at best refuse) to conform to the confines of bureaucratic, authoritarian, oppressive, abusive and discriminatory systems that conveniently serve the master at the expense of the subjects, be they religious, economic, societal or otherwise.