Who said a classroom had to have four walls? As a single working mother, Habbie rarely has a break, so I thought it’d be fun to move our study session to the riverside on her day off. She’s studying to take the high school exams, so she can meet the prerequisites for nursing school.
In The Gambia, it is culturally inappropriate to talk about menstruation. Even mothers rarely discuss it with their daughters, bolstering myths and stigmas that have lasted for generations. Islamic tradition dictates menses as “dirty” and bans women from touching the Koran or praying when they are menstruating.