THE IDEA BEHIND
STARTING THIS BLOG
The idea to start this blog came from the frustration of the lack of reporting on the kidnapping of 200 girls by Boko Haram militants in 2014. After the worldwide outrage at Nigeria’s government for a slow response to the search and the hashtag “bring our girls back” died down, updates on this story were hard to find.
This site will serve as a platform for those under-reported stories involving women and girls.
A platform for under-reported stories involving women and girls
A SECOND LOOK
The Realist Woman blog provides readers with valuable information in the form of news events going on in the world of girls and women.
The site serves as a platform for news that may be under-reported and deems those stories worthy of a second look. Colorful thought-pieces and opinion on religion, politics, culture and many other topics also make up the blog.
Founded by a
The Realist Woman is writer and blogger Aquala Bogan. She hails from Los Angeles, Calif. and has written for two Washington, D.C. based news websites.
She is passionate about issues that affect the lives of women and girls and works to ensure their stories are told and their voices are heard.
A self-named “news nerd,” Aquala is obsessed with staying informed about important news events and is equally obsessed with how the media portrays those events.