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This is a True Life Story the pain from a young lady in my community...

I am presently working back home in Liberia, I had worked for 2months, I walk this day and meet this lady a little over 36 years, the sun up so her smiles looks a bit unperdictable, Hi... Are you Frederica, asked the lady, Yes, ... I am why did you ask, nothing... Want to tatk to you, This how the story, started, I got a degree in management, I got 2 lovely kids, a boy and a girl, Married but is working on steping out, presently I am doing my master, That is good, On the issue with her intrducation, wether certain principles about her story are the many stories women all over the world face day to day, with out no help,
I come from a very large family off 10, but been an African me and my many aunties uncles, etc... just to name My tolerance level for all is high, She goes on to say I speak for myself and I also stand for myself,down this road my dear, if I may ask you how old are you? The lady asked me, wellllll does it really mater, ok just about your age, good she said...
On this road my dear I walk I have realized that, my mum, dad,aunties,uncles,brothers,sisters and the rest want to get on board my life for me, Not thinking about my commom values, All are blind toward that,
I woke up one morning crying just for the reality of life to hit me so hard, I needed to slam the 'D' door by letting go, my inner disciplines in me ,Patience for me was a challenge. I have spend sleepless night crying looking for change in life,,
In my quest for that I meet a man on the bus who was willing to help, I strongly felt that, He is Hen, however down the road he stared calling me names, eg like you ugly, you scared you too old etc,, I became resentful, for my quest to help me up so I deecied to do it on my own, I knew I wasn,t a perfact person but my been labour, down to earth and not konwing how to say NO to people where some of my many weekness, always want to help so much so to the point off taking my last to put smile on someone face.
Few friends respected her for that others lable me as miss do good others call me names, The lady is call Kola this heart breaking story.
Telling someone not to be emotional is telling the person not to be human, Kola cried, she goes on most women are victins, confrontations change is not at all times enemy, It could be God's way of saying enough is enough my life had been a torment,

I bring you part 2 off kola my new find friend, I also ask as you all read kindly help Kola up for a better life.In my mind she didn,t look like any lady with a low self esteem, she goes on my dear all I need to do now is to sept up my game and be in the driver seat, Kola you are at the end of the tunnel today I have decieded to get my life back,I had been concern about my kids, I knew I was a asset and not a liability,.Kola looks so much with confident,She say's if I should die today my smiles will rain,peace and for my kids,let this world be a bettter place for all, for those who wanted to run my life and live it for me I SAY WELL DONE!

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hello Frederica, Thank you

Hello Frederica,

Thank you for sharing this heartfelt story about your friend Kola, I enjoyed reading your piece. It is sad what she is going through and I know her story will resonate with many women around the world. However, I would have loved to read about a story where you or someone you else stood up for cause you or they believed in, a story about assuming leadership and about keeping integrity in a difficult situation.

Kola is lucky to have a friend like you, keep encouraging her.

Peace!
Fatima

frederica Maima David Gibson's picture

I did it my way......

Thanks, Fatima,
My yes I have stood up for many, Kola story should have been a part 2 where we are going through our standing point, and she has moved on with a better life, Kola now worked with a girls group in our community, this for me has been a good cause, had I not help Kola up, and her friend Hens has come back to help too,
Thanks for those words of encouragement that is why we got people like you on this team,
God bless,
Frederica,

Y'ello,
This my new email address freddiegibs@yahoo.com
note that freddygibs is no longer my email address as it was hacked,
Frederica,

Beverly Rose's picture

Dear Frederica, Thank you for

Dear Frederica,

Thank you for sharing your story that many of us can relate to. Patience for me is sometimes a challenge too!

You sound like a strong woman - I am sure there were times when you stood up to someone or something that was against your beliefs. I would love to hear about it!

In peace,
beverly

frederica Maima David Gibson's picture

yes I have...

Thanks, Beverly, I have stood up for myself, for others, and for you as a woman,presently I am standing up for women, running for Parliament in our up coming eletions currently we stand at 10% We need to improve on this,
Frederica,

Y'ello,
This my new email address freddiegibs@yahoo.com
note that freddygibs is no longer my email address as it was hacked,
Frederica,

AyeshaM's picture

Thank you!

Dear Frederica,

Thank you so much for sharing Kola's story!

Best wishes as you run for Parliament - I would love to hear more details about that!

Warmly,
Ayesha

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."

- Mevlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

frederica Maima David Gibson's picture

Thanks Ayesha,

Ayesha,
To a point of correction, I am not runing for Parliament, but is rather supporting few women, because the women in Parliament are only 10% and I think we could do more,
Cheer,
Frederica,

Y'ello,
This my new email address freddiegibs@yahoo.com
note that freddygibs is no longer my email address as it was hacked,
Frederica,

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