Introducing myself and my journal: Still Going Strong
I was born 25 years ago at a remote male-dominated village in the Western part of Kenya. Those were the days when a woman was a woman you could dare not cross a wrong path. Submission, naivity and obedience were the key virtues that could earn you great respect in the society. I remember when at one point i challenged my mother to run away and leave my father, who occassionally beat her up in the full glare of our eyes. But owing to the number of slaps that i received right across my face, i decided to keep my peace, at least at that moment. Those were the days when fathers looked at daughters in terms of the number of 'cows' you are bound to bring! (In our village, dowry is transacted in the form of cattle. The number is high when the girl observes the highest level of submission).
Despite that, i managed to go to school and even broke more taboos by joining the University of Nairobi. I am now a graduate in Communications and Literature and would rather die than let someone treat me as a minor. I have a strong will to liberate my sisters who suffer in the hands of men through my voice. Hey, women, we can do it!
Travelling, making friends, writing, swimming
Poor persuasion skills
My Vision for the Future:
Becoming an independent, dynamic, open-minded and strong-willed person
My Areas of Expertise:
Research, Communication, Public Relations, Writing