Training at the beautiful facility in Utrecht, Netherlands (March, 2017) I am a gymnast. I grew up in a sport that is most popular among girls and women. When I was training I would never have thought that there are forms of my sport or places where it is mostly practiced by men and even … Continue reading When two worlds collide
“So, you teach acrobatics to youth in slums in Nairobi?” This is often the first question I get when I tell people that I work as an acrobat in informal settlements in Nairobi. Maybe if they listened more carefully they would have heard that I said that “I work as an acrobat”. I did not … Continue reading No, they teach me.
Kangemi acrobats trying a new pyramid (February, 2018) I’m sitting on the side of the gym watching training. It’s already been 3 hours and I am tired. The men around me are still going. Trying out new pyramids and tricks. They climb on top of each other trying to make stable constructions, falling 40% of … Continue reading Acrobats defying tribalism in Kenya