An Instagram page is changing how Muslim women in Nigeria share personal problems

Typically, in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, discussing personal and marital issues, like sex and domestic violence, is seen as going against the grain. The conservative nature of Islam and an unspoken requirement for women to be fully submissive to their husbands often means that whatever personal issues are had are suppressed. But an Instagram page is changing that.

Ziya’atulhaqq Usman Tahir, 27, who lives in the northern state of Bauchi, has unwittingly provided women in the region with her Instagram page, @fatibolady, as a platform to discuss sensitive personal issues.

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