Mirror mirror on the wall,I'm the fairest!
She knew from the age of eight that something was wrong.in a class of many young teenagers who were beginning to develop secondary sexual characteristics,she was the odd one out.several years down the line,almost all had fully blossomed with round hips and were wearing bras,she was still the odd one out.she was taunted and mocked.she grew to know loneliness as her friend,depression as her best buddy.
She is that girl who couldn't go to school because her father believes girl children are meant for the kitchen,she is that girl who had to struggle through school because she had to work after school hours,she is that girl who was married off at a tender age,she is that girl who shudders as she remembers that the day of her circumcision draws near,she is that woman whose husband beats her at the slightest opportunity,she is that woman who hawks under the hot sun to support her children,she is that woman who went through three days of labour because the midwife knew not what to do,she is that woman who was kidnapped and is being used as a prostitute..she is that woman,any woman who has suffered injustice,pain,agony,abandonment!
That woman,is who I am,she is who I have lived with,whose story I have heard.Her pain led me to world pulse.That woman needs a voice.That woman needs a helping hand,that woman needs solutions.She needs a hand to hold a loudspeaker to her mouth for the world to hear her story and not muffle it.
A voice that will empower her to tell the society who she is and what she wants instead of looking at the society to tell herr who she is and how she should be treated.
I desire passionately to be one of the hands,thanks to world pulse,I am well on my way with the daily inspirations from my sisters across the globe and this wonderful empowerment training!I can only say that the sky is the starting point!
Mirror mirror on the wall,that woman,this woman,every woman is the fairest!