I’m not going to shut the f*uck up – Chimamanda
While receiving an award at the ‘Equality Now’ on Wednesday 20th November 2019, the activist said,” I’m not going to shut the f*uck up while advocating for gender equality.
Chimamanda Adiche is an award winning author and an activist, she said while receiving the award:
” I was a feminist long before I knew what the word meant. Not because I read books but because I observed the world around me and saw how women were treated. Sometimes it can feel very lonely trying to prove that sexism exists, that we haven’t achieved basic equality for women around the world. Tonight is an oomph that shows me that it truly matters.
She also added: “I’m going to remember this night when people tell me to shut up. I’m not going to shut the fuck up!”
In her speech, Adichie also said storytelling has an important role to play in achieving equality.
“We really need to start thinking about ways to make women’s stories familiar to men. Men need to read more women’s stories.”
Equality now is an international organization and they honored Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Scarlett Curtis at the annual Make Equality Reality Gala in New York City.
The Global executive director of Equality Now Yasmeen Hassan said at the event: “Changing laws and mindsets is only possible through persistent activism. Our honorees tonight, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Scarlett Curtis, use the written word to do just that.”
Scarlett Curtis is the author of the best selling book ‘Don’t wear pink and other lies.’