Are you an Oromo woman looking to submit an entry? Please send your entries pertaining to art, photography, travel, fashion, music, poetry, opinion pieces, food reviews, book reviews, advice columns, news, editorials, satire, short stories, scripts, politics or anything else to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to also let us know what types of things you would like to see on the blog by sending us your inquiries, suggestions or any other feedback.
Siiqqee Chronicles is the first ever collective blog for and by Oromo women. It was launched in April 2016. The objective of this blog is to highlight Oromo women’s voices – both on the continent and abroad – and tell the east African narrative from our perspective. We hope to provide a platform for Oromo women’s self-expression and a forum to network, connect and become leaders of our communities. If you are an Oromo woman who has a message for the world, a talent to share, or a review to make known, please submit your entries to email@example.com.
We are incredibly inspired by so many women in the Oromo community. From our peers to our mothers and grandmothers, Oromo women are so dynamic, talented, eloquently spoken and always working diligently in the background to make sure things are getting done. Whether or not we are adequately represented in organizations or community, we are and always have been leaders. And so the idea for this blog was born.
Welcome to a blog completely for and by bareedduu Oromos! Submissions may pertain to art, photography, travel, fashion, music, poetry, opinion pieces, food reviews, book reviews, advice columns, news, editorials, satire, short stories, scripts, politics and much, much more. We are open to posts in English or Afaan Oromo, and would love to touch on the topics of #bareedina, #oromummaa, #oromiyaa, #oromiffaa, #OromoProtests, #gadaa, #sabboonummaa, #siiqqee, #diasporiclife, #feminism and #gender. We hope to serve as a forum for us to network and build a worldwide sisterhood.
In light of the #OromoProtests, we believe that we have a responsibility to take part in the Horn narrative that has long been dominated by other ethnic groups in East Africa. It’s time to tell the Oromo story, our way! We also want to make sure that this collective is owned and operated solely by women, and that it’s shared by all of us – no affiliations with bigger Oromo organizations, no boards, and no positions. Looking to submit an entry? Please send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we are still so new, we would love feedback. Would you or anyone you know be interested in contributing? What types of things would you like to see on the blog? Send your inquiries, suggestions or any other feedback to email@example.com.
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