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Strong in every role

  • Featuring: Lydia Mbiyu & Victoria Johnson
  • Date Submitted: Jun 9, 2020
  • Location: Washington

In Kenya, gender roles are bound by tradition. But Lydia’s mother wanted her and her little brother to be strong in every role. Lydia learned to hunt; her brother learned to cook and clean. Life in Kenya was hard, and her mother encouraged Lydia to go to the United States to seek a better life. Even though it was hard to leave Kenya, Lydia has no regrets. Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Lydia Mbiyu
  • Victoria Johnson
  • Gender roles
  • DEI
  • Tradition