Wo-man

I respect the struggles you have overcome to be the woman you are today. I support you in your journey to deal with life how best you can. I empathize with you for all the injustice you have been asked to deal with and the burdens you have been asked to bury.

Wo-man

You are different, you are unique, you have been created to love yourself and give that overflowing love to the people around you. You care with all your heart, love with all your might, breathe and sacrifice for others around you.

Wo-man

You see, you hear, you feel through your skin what you and the rest of your kind are going through, and you are quiet! Woman, you know, and bear the heavy baggage of abuse and cycles of trauma, and feel “there is nothing you can do”.

Wo-man

Look around, woman! If there is just one person that can make a change and speak against the injustice perpetrated against you. Woman, why can’t that be you! You tirelessly carry the burden of entitlement, abuse and unjust supremacy that belong to others, but you!

Wo-man

You were not created to be silent, you are not less of a person, you have what it takes to say “NO”. No to injustice, unjust supremacy. No, no to silence in the wake of abuse, trauma and corruption. You can and should say “NO”

Your gender is different, but you have what it takes. You would not be silent when your safety and happiness are compromised. You would not live in this world like you do not belong. You would walk with authority, live with gratitude & speak against the injustice you are subjected to.

Wo-man, it takes one person to be a hero, and woman, you are the person, that person is YOU.

Raheemat Rafiu

This girl is thriving!

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