Who Am I?


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I am a young graduate student, a citizen of the world, a student of life. A self-proclaimed Black Nerd. An aspiring academic, I think.

I am an anthropologist by discipline, a medical anthropologist in training. This means that I am interested in the social and cultural aspects of human health and illness. For example, why do the first and third world suffer from completely different health problems? Or why is somebody (the media or the state for instance) always trying to control women’s bodies? Though I am particularly interested in the sociopolitical factors which make health problematic for the developing world, I am greatly interested in the significance of gender in the scheme of all these things.

But overall, I love social theory, and being able to apply it to contemporary issues, current events and random everyday things. I write about Africa, sex and gender, race and ethnicity, identity, women, development, and the social events in the world around me.

My wretched consciousness is a space for my intellectual ramblings, or not, in which case they are my opinions, analyses, and my two cents. Sometimes it is a journal of my own thoughts, my constant transitions, my cool discoveries, or just a quiet place to be my reflexive self.

Welcome to my space! Leave a comment and come back soon!

You can email me at misswretched@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/misswretched :)

17 Responses to “Who Am I?”

  1. hi, We write to you to express/exchange regarding mutual opportunity for collaboration. We are in process of launching an online social media/network platform, for which we are looking for contributors who wish to blog on socially and culturally relevant contemporary issues. Through this platform we intend to raise awareness of our audience – film-makers, film-lovers and conscious/global citizens. We hope to hear from you and begin a dialogue for collaboration, not only for writing/blogging but for effecting creative consciousness.

  2. Thanks Nilankur. Will be in touch.

  3. I love your site. Keep it up !

  4. Thanks knowledgetoday!

  5. I am very impressed, i really like your site … just putting it out there 🙂

  6. Omg YAW!!!!! Thanks for visiting, just putting it out there! 🙂

  7. Just came across your blog recently when I was looking for the VOGUE picture of Wangechi Mutu online. I’m a Kenyan-American who lives in California and I’m really inspired by your blog. Consider me a follower from now on. 🙂

  8. Thank you Sylvia! I’m so glad you stopped by! Please visit again soon 🙂

  9. Actually just found u on twitter via my cousin lilbrwngirl. I’m curiousbutton 🙂 Wanted 2 let u know before u were shocked that after coming across your blog I loved the pic u had on who I am page and decided to use it as my twitter background. Wasn’t sure if it’s your original work or someone else’s. Hope it’s cool I’m using it, if not let me know. 🙂

  10. where do you live? what are your plans for the future? this is a very sane and rational blog/website. you have a really good grasp of objectivity and diplomacy. i stumbled upon your blog searching for the meaning of steatopygia. serendipity is a powerful force.

  11. Thanks Dirk, don’t you just love serendipity? I’m glad you stopped by and hope that you stick around! I have lived in the U.S. and currently in Australia…all via Kenya 🙂 Currently trying to determine what to do with my life since studies are over…eek!

  12. Oh hello!!

    I’m studying anthropology [what do you know?] and your blog’s a wonderful foray into the study of matters cultural & social.

  13. I just stumbled across your site today for the first time while reading about “corrective rap” (spurred by an article about Caster Semenya and gende4 issues in the New Yorker of this week). Wow, your site is awesome, inspiring and provocative! I plan to go through all of your archives. I can’t find any posts after June 2009, I sincerely hope you haven’t stopped writing! Please keep posting your blogs and please keep us updated on your future plans!


  14. Whoops, that’s supposed to be “corrective rape,” not “rap.” (Who knows, there may even be such a thing as corrective rap!)

  15. Thank you Nathalie! After a long break, I am back to writing! Come back soon 🙂

  16. Im quite impressed by your work. Keep it up!

  17. Interesting blog… keep it up! Makes for some intelligent reading… thanks!

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