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IT’S OK TO BE SEVERAL THINGS

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” – M.W When you’re young and people ask you what do you want to be when you grow up, it’s easy to throw out answers…

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THE WOMAN

“Here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them” The one thing everyone in the universe has in common is that they are fortunate to know a woman. We are all lucky to literally come out of woman, no matter who you are or what you are in your reality; this is our common factor, black or white, christian or muslim, igbo or indian. It has been amazing…

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STOP NORMALIZING RAPE

Rape – “A type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that person’s consent” There are so many things in life that have grey areas and can be open to interpretation or mis-interpretation depending on the circumstance and who you are in conversation with. Rape is not one of them. Rape is black or white. If you have ever had sex with someone without CONSENT, you…

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BENT IN SOLITUDE

“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”  – Asha Tyson Dear Beautiful Person, If you’re reading this, this is a letter of inspiration to you, to remind you that the things that…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE TRYING

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche We all face situations that seem impossible from time to time. There are days I personally wake up and I don’t feel like getting out of bed because in my bubble, the warmth of my duvet and the chill air from the AC feels safer and more certain than the ‘real’ world. A large percentage of millennia’s have gone down…

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THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Happiness is a choice, you can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in your life but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not – Valerie Bertinelli The pursuit of happiness is a race that unites human beings; regardless of age, race, color, sex, religious background, wealth status etc. most people just want to be happy and they spend their lives in the pursuit of this feeling that keeps…

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THE POWER OF CHANGE

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Unknown Once upon a time I was a little girl that had everything done for me, a magical life without care or responsibility; from the moment I opened my eyes I was fawned over, given a bath, dressed up, fed and taken care of; then I became a big girl and I had to move out of home, pursue formal education, chase dreams, find love and I…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH SITUATIONS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr At an early age I learnt that it was a complete and utter waste of my time to worry about the things I have no control over, I also learnt to give anything I want 120% so that when I give up, it will be with the…

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THE S.L.A.Y FESTIVAL

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Unknown She Leads Africa is an initiative that supports African women and the name says it all. It’s a community that believes in the empowerment of African women and in their ability to be leaders in their chosen fields. When i read online that there was a She Leads…

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TO BE A STRONG WOMAN IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY IN 2017

“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi Hi my name is Nwando, i’m a strong woman living in a third world country and i don’t require validation from anyone. I dance to the beat of my own drum, i have massive dreams for my life and i spend my days working towards making my dreams my reality, i work towards the creation…

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