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The girl child of today is the woman of tomorrow

Everyone loves my "quiet and gentle" nature. My teacher’s comment in primary and college always read the same at the end of the year. The only person who was worried about it was me. I usually return home unhappy. I know I did not need those characteristic to meet my vision. I was doing well in class but beyond the class, I was not satisfied with myself. I was too shy and afraid to speak even when it is important for me to so do. My family members and friends would always say, ‘she will not talk but when she decides to talk, it sounds like an exploded bomb’. I needed to be bold and courageous; I was determined to do what I wanted but never find the courage to take the lead.

My quietness increased when I was abused as a child, I refused to mention it to anyone in my family till now. The outcome of it was psychological trauma and hatred for men. I felt, I now have a negative clause. My health journey took me to another part of the world. I discovered a growth and it was fibroid. The suitors were coming and taking to their heels when they discover I had fibroid. Doctor's result was that the sizes were big, you cannot conceive unless you carry out a Myomectomy was the doctor’s advice. I know women who have died out of surgery; I was afraid, very afraid to dead. It caused me varieties of pains - emotional, psychological and physical all as a single. I have this story in my journal ‘my story made me strong and bold’ http://worldpulse.com/node/27103

As a young quiet girl, I ask myself the many ‘whys of women’ and when I have courage to ask it out, they say it is rhetorical questions and I get no answer, I felt bad and cold. I see women accused wrongly, put down, embarrassed even in public places. I see women given the lower position and the men take the important place taking advantage of the women and girls in school, at home, offices, and politically. I see women struggling to carter for their children and watch them die of hungry. I see women brutally beaten up by men and go free, girls raped daily, cheated, sick and yet nothing is done. Women wept in pain, live in frustration, speechless and lose hope of life.

World Pulse is the most exciting journey I have taken. Being women community and that I can share my own story globally….... I undertook the journey. It keeps me thinking how to be part of women success. It is said, women are second in creation, if so, let’s start training men to respect women and train girls to be empowered since it is also said, train a girl, you train a nation. My vision is Girls Preparatory Institute where girls are empowered to lead the nation. ‘The girl child of today is the woman of tomorrow.’

Comments

Dando's picture

Hey

welldone!
Too sad what happed to you as a child. You hadto go through a lot instead of enjoying the childhood stage.

I am happy that you have overcome the trauma.Best of luck

with love
Dando

vivian's picture

Thank you Dando...... Cheers.

Thank you Dando......

Cheers.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

everlyrose's picture

getting to know you more

viv....i am in tears reading your life story, thank you for sharing
PAPURI to you my friend, praise to you viv

everly

Solvitur ambulando
(it is solved by walking)

vivian's picture

Dearest Eveylrose, Words

Dearest Eveylrose,

Words cannot truly express my joy knowing you on pulsewire. You have always been there for me and I appreciate your concern and encouragement. You are wonderful and I love you.

How are your daughters? Have you been able to process their migration.

So sweet having you as a friend.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

nilima's picture

everyone has the great love

everyone has the great love for life, just to live and to live a valuable life is the different thing and you are no exceptional who is making you life valuable. A true living human being-making the life precious and i along with other women are with you:) good luck!

vivian's picture

Thank you my friend you are

Thank you my friend you are good. Together we can make life beautiful for women.

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

aimeeknight's picture

training

I am a single mother to two boys. It is my goal to train them to appreciate women, respect them and value them. You are no longer afraid to speak and I am honored to hear your voice.

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

vivian's picture

I love that quote below. It

I love that quote below. It is nice that you have decided to start training you lovely boys to appreciate women. Sure they will turn out to be wonderful boys. Now spread the message, sow the idea to a friend so that the world will have lovely men who will protect, appreciate and respect women.

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

sahar's picture

Hails Vivian !

We must be the change that we wish to see in the world!

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

vivian's picture

Hello Sahar

That's true......

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Riruta UW Empowerment Programme's picture

Self esteem

Vivian,
I like the courage you picked to speak to WorldPulse. You are at the right place. As women we have been oriented to believe tht we have to speak with our heads bend to appear submissive!

Many women and girl child as such have gone through horrendous experiences like yours. That is why we have to shout 'enough is enough' and the male counter part need to listen to what we are saying.

Walk with your neck held high and voice your fears and concerns amicably.

Cheers, Anne

Anne Khadudu Baraza,
CEO- Riruta United Women Empowerment Programme
+254 729880651/ 020 2602803
!27-00502 Karen, Nairobi Kenya

vivian's picture

life skills

Thank you Anne, it takes courage to do this and because i survived difficult time, it has made me to speak so that others can learn to be strong in difficult times. Also, the life skills i learnt is also helping me to become a better person now and it is this skills am training young girls with.

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Julie Tomlin's picture

Strength for your journey

Hello Vivian,
That's what I'm wishing for you after reading about what you describe as the "most exciting" journey you have taken.
Your compassion and your vision come across very strongly and I really wish you well with all you hope for and dream of.

Julie

Yours,
Julie

@julietomlin

vivian's picture

thank you for you good wishes for me

Thank you julie for reading my post. Being part of this online community has made an impact in my life.

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

dg.vegas's picture

Vivian! thank you for

Vivian! thank you for sharing, you are brave and passionate. Oh the why's of women! it's good that whatever happened in your life didn't change your spirit...

blessings,

In lake'ch

vivian's picture

Thank you for reading my

Thank you for reading my post. You all make me happy.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

abella's picture

you are more than a conqueror!

Hi Vivian,

Thank you for such a bold spirit to share all you have writen, i trully feel more happy than sad for you, just by the fact that you chose to share your experience to empower others who might have gone through the same thing, your story tells me that regadless of what happen life if you know how much you value, nothing can put you down.

You are a bold woman, more than a conqueror...you are champion in the race for change.

Thank you very much for taking a front runner role.

Much Blessings.

I am because we are :-)

vivian's picture

Thank you so much, infact i

Thank you so much, infact i was moved by the powerful women i met here in worldpulse. Am so happy to be here.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

CoachMarcie's picture

Beautiful

Vivian,

Your story touched me so! I myself have dealt with some of the same issues and I know how brave you are. Although, we come from two different worlds we are sisters. You are so strong and I feel blessed to have read your story.

Love,
Marcie

Best,
Marcie

vivian's picture

yes, we are sisters

Thank you dear, I do agree we are sisters because we have started caring for each other in words of courage.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Khushbu's picture

Courage and Strength

Dear Vivian

I am so happy that you have come out of your hard time and moving ahead with the strength of a warrior. We are all proud of you and your vision is beautiful. Continue working on it, and you have a long way to go.

Love
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

vivian's picture

encouraging words

Thank you so much, you have made me smile again with your encouraging words.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

lauralf's picture

Women like you...

Women like you make me proud of being a woman myself... women like you gives me hope for a better tomorrow... women like you need to be heard... please know that we love you and support you in your struggle.

With deep admiration,
Laura

vivian's picture

encouraging words

Thank you so much, I am overwhelmed by encouraging words. Good to know that someone from a distance care about me.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

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