WELCOME TO GEMINI SPICE MAGAZINE

The first ever Fearless Feminist Afrikan Literary Magazine!

WHAT WE DO

We tell the stories of Afrikan Women and minorities.

OUR STORY, MY STORY

Told by Wambui Ochieng’,

Founder, Gemini Spice Magazine (Studios)

“My heart beats for poetry.”

“My soul roars for feminism.”  

When I was a little girl I questioned so many things in my life that didn’t make sense yet they seemed to make sense for everyone. 

“Why do we call God a he?” I asked

“Why do women stay at home and do house chores while men get out and work?”

“Why don’t children get their mother’s names while they come from her?”

“Why don’t women get their own identity? They are always called after a man, either their father’s or husbands?”

As I grew older, it became offensive to people when I asked these questions.

When I was 20, my late grandfather told me to get married, else, I would become ‘scrap metal’ if I waited. That did not augur well with me, he was so strict with education; I thought he would encourage me to reach the highest levels of education. I realized he was a man; like any other. 

I was called a feminist by a once close friend who said it in a very offensive manner seeing an article I had written about women uniting. 

All my life, I refused to remain silent when men spoke demoralizing about women, and baby did I get backlash! From both women and men. 

When I completed campus, I had contended with myself, I was a feminist! 

When I started submitting my pieces to literary magazines; I didn’t find one that truly catered to my needs. I was a Feminist, an Afrikan. I didn’t find any home for my kind of literature. 

Eventually I decided to create my own space; one that was tailored for me and hopefully other people with similar needs. 

So without any knowledge of how to run a magazine; I dived in; without any floater. 

And now here we are. 

LITERARY CREATIONS

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