frustrations of a female from my mother land

I laugh a lot and I talk a lot, all this in an effort to hide my pain from you. What kind of woman will I be if I walk around with may pain showing to the world. I was told that a woman is strong she shows not her distress to the world because it is her job to protect.

The topic of my feelings is one that is discussed only when I raise my voice and even then I am a drama queen. If I voice my thoughts in a hushed tone like you expect I am the perfect woman and you ignore me. Do you want me to raise hell to come uproot the very foundation of your house?  If not, then listen. And Yes! That was a threat.

Now listen and listen well, pay attention I am speaking. When I speak these are not my emotions but rather my thoughts. I have a fully functional brain just so you know. I make choices not based on emotions but on the logic of being considerate and believe me that is not a weakness. Emotional, “feeling station” and weepy aren’t words and phrases to describe me find other words! I will buy you an oxford dictionary if you want. Why waste money! Use an online dictionary and find new words I have heard that story before and sweetie, I do not care!

Yes I can be a tornado but I choose not to be. When I talk I demand you listen because I listen to you too and frankly sometimes you say crap.  I do this and I expect the same from you let’s call it reciprocal living. My jokes aren’t jokes at all but they are a method learned from yester years to relay my thoughts to you that is after all the only time you listen. I distract you with my jokes but you have heard my truth. Now I am acting on it don’t ask me why I told you didn’t I?

 

We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — Savidge Reads

as I read this post I became inspired as a young feminist the goal is equality of the sexes right. how then do we go about it 🤔🤔🤔🤔 I believe though attitude change and my bone in this fight is to change the attitude of the African Christian on the notion of leadership within the family I belive this is where all the juice is at!

As I mentioned when I shared the Baileys Women’s Prize longlist yesterday, it was International Women’s Day. I decided to mark the occasion by reading a book that felt appropriate for the occasion which was We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who I am a huge fan of. As someone who believes […]

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The Voice of the Youth

Ok all I can say is officially a fan
Read this

Youth Ambassador SRHR

The future of the world is being discussed as we speak. This happens all over the world, from New York to Hong Kong, from Nairobi to Rio de Janeiro. This discussion does not only take place in UN boardrooms, people discuss it at their dinner table, in their offices, on the streets. All of these people may not discuss all of the world’s issues, and they may not discuss them in the same way officials at the UN do, but they do it for similar reasons.

We do this, because we care. We care for our countries, for the people around us, for our world. This is the place we live in and where our future children and grandchildren will live.

At the highest level, people are working hard to negotiate a new set of development goals for the global community to follow upon the well-known Millennium Development Goals. We…

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How Change is a Beautiful thing

In an effort to keep to the practises that were ushered in through change we are now sticking to these practises and making them traditions. What then is the point of calling ourselves progressive when all we do is hold on to stiff traditions? Old people in crisp white shirts behind a desk aren’t the way to a better society relaxed conversations with the youth is guaranteed to bring change not only to your mind but to your perceptions!

Amna World

Often people are reluctant to change. Because it means to let go of old ideas and belief that had value and had hold a space in our life. Sometimes these values were fought for because they seemed reasonable and rationale. But more than often people wonder and view these beliefs critically.  And I think after critically analyzing ones beliefs one reaches a point where either he hold tighter or let loose of it. And this is a continuous process which lay foundation for what type of person we want to be.

But once these ideas are strongly established it is difficult to hear negative or bad things about them. But I think once in awhile if we could just listen to some other perspective that could be really good for us. It refreshes the mind and expands our understanding. Apart from this we also widen our world of choices, ideas…

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Still I Rise read by Serena Williams

Feeling inspired and confident in my abilities. All obstacles in my way ☺still I rise!

Amna World

Serena William’s Still I Rise will give you goosebumps.

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) a poet, an activist and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections.

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my…

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