Any attempt to relegate you to the background will not be acceptable. Any attempt to limit you from marching forward will not be tolerated. Enough of the stereotyped prison that has caged you for too long. Enough of the restrictive mould that has hindered your progress. Enough of the cultural and traditional norms that erode your self-esteem. Enough of the sexual harassments and violence and rape that you’ve been subjected to. Enough of the taboos that trail your womanhood. Enough of the abuse on your person. You’ve been slapped many times. Beaten uncountable times. Manipulated several times. Dehumanised again and again. Continue reading →
She is out there. She is in acute trauma as she wakes up every day without hope. She lives in abject poverty. You don’t need to search far to find her. She is everywhere around us. She lives in the neigbourhood. She lives in the big city as a domestic house help. Yes, she lives in the rural community where there is neither electricity nor clean drinking water. She is somewhere out there, in the society, disrobed of her worthiness. She is sad, dejected and depressed because she is deprived of a meaningful livelihood. Denied access to a good health care system.
Just because you are a girl, the society might try to stifle your dreams and goals. But you’ve got to stand up and say no to any limitations and restrictive mold they may want to force you into.
I know it’s hard to be a girl sometimes but you’ve got to be strong. You’ve got to know that you are created by God to be a voice in this world. To achieve greatness and rule your world. You are born to be a winner. And you’ve got all the tools within you to achieve this height. You are smart. You are intelligent. You are unique. You are exceptional. You are phenomenal. And you are beautiful. Continue reading →