The Wichitan

Abuse is abuse

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

December 7, 2016

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Physical abuse covers anything where there is bodily harm being inflicted upon another person. This includes but is not limited to: biting, scratching, kicking, pushing, pulling and slapping. Emotional abuse on the other hand inclu...

I am a black woman and I am afraid

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

November 9, 2016

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I am a black woman living in America, and everyday I am tired and afraid. I am tired of the justice system telling me that young men like Tamir Rice and Michael Brown did questionable things, so they deserved to die. I am tired of ...

The element of freedom

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

September 15, 2016

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I spent a good part of my life trying to shrink myself, trying to become smaller, less opinionated, less sensitive, less loud, less me. Perhaps a part of me thought that I would be a burden to others if I lived my life in my most ...

The concept of beauty

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

September 8, 2016

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Women have been manipulated to think that beauty is what we see on television, advertisements, and what is trending in society. Beauty has become reserved for those who put the right amount of makeup that society deems “acceptable.” Society ...

Yes I am a feminist

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

December 8, 2015

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Yes, I am a feminist. No, I do not detest men, but I simply do not want to live in a world where women are constantly oppressed and denied even the most basic rights. We live in a world where women face thinly disguised misogyny in their ev...

‘We have a huge life ahead of us’

Wadzanai Dzvurumi

November 7, 2015

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I recently turned 21, and I took a moment to reflect back on my life. The past year, for me, has been a year of intense growth with trials and tribulations. Despite the tears, disappointments and losses, the events of the past year have taught...

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