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NIGERIAN WOMEN IN A POSITION USA WOMEN WERE IN DURING THE 1950's and 1960's

What drew me to this site was the topic. Nigerian Women. From the little I have read, in my mind I see the Nigerian woman where we American women were in the 50's and even the 60's. While there are some Nigerian women who have high positions and are empowered, it appears to me that it is more typical to find fear for many obvious reasons. As a result even though this population wants to make changes, wants to stand up and contradict the status quo, they are afraid and if not done properly, it could backfire on them. I would like some feed back on this. While I am not an expert on making cultural changes I am very gifted at helping women build inner power, the foundation to every soul. I hope I can contribute in this way to this group. Please may I hear from some of you.

Wendy Stebbins

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olutosin's picture

Thank you sister

So True.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Wendyiscalm's picture

HOW TO HELP

Hello, Olutosin,

Thank you for your response. Despite the Nigerian women being where American women were in the 50's, I am aware that there are differences in terms of the brutality and violence that can occur if a woman is too open too quickly. I am asking what are a few LITTLE changes I could tell people how to use these techniques to help them build inner power first. I am very good at making sense of this to women but I am very aware that we have to be careful and that as much as women want to change it is very very scary. Therefore, as much as they want to change, there is an unconscious resistence not to change. I believe I can be helpful in their getting past the resistence.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together)

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

There is a need for change.
A need to accept change.
And a need to live with change.
The fear of the outcome or what change may erupt has made a lot of women accept things they way they are.
women need encouragement and they need role models who have lived exemplary and successful lives fighting for what they believe in. they need to connect, be reassured that someones got their back even when the tough gets tougher. women need women ; succeeding together to bring the change we so much desire.

Akerele Funmilayo

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-ambition/293875957366472

Wendyiscalm's picture

EXCELLENT POINT YOU MAKE AKERELE

Thank you for your passionate, open and honest response. I will think about it, and make the right words come out of my mouth or give examples of women in our society in America who have paved he way courageously to make change here.

I have a book called "When Everything Changed" by Gail Collins. it is about the amazing journey f American Women from 1960 to the present. Then I can quote some of the earlier stories, when it was the toughest, to give hope and courage to your people.

Do you think this is a good start for me to do? It is not everything, but I hope you will think it is something worthwhile for me to do. I am open to other suggestions.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together).

With love and gratitude,

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Celine's picture

The only thing I observe is

The only thing I observe is that patriarchy sets the women back. No matter how far you want your 'gots' to go, there are instituted pull backs coming from different angles-- those, I call them 'pull HER back' syndrome.

Celine

Greengirl's picture

Dearest Wendy

Though it may seem I missed out when you submitted this post, I am still glad that I found it.

I am a Nigerian woman and I am proud being one. You are right that majority of Nigerian women are still were American women were in the 50's and 60's. Good news though is that we are evolving by the day. Nonetheless, the much desired change can happen faster if and only if those who are already empowered lift others up. That is sure what you've offered and I am sure many a Nigerian woman will be appreciative of your generous offer to help out.

We sure need the likes of Lydia maria Child and Sojourner Truth who stood up for the American women. It is only a matter of time. We will certainly get there.

On behalf of Nigerian women, I say thank you caring heart.

Warm thoughts,

Olanike

Wendyiscalm's picture

Eloquent as always

Thanks Olanike. I am going to try to say words that have meaning and can help this population.

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

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