I speak for myself
Coming from a place where women's voice are not to be heard,growing in an environment where women are not to be seen except in the kitchen, living in the midst of people who believed that being a woman is the worst thing on earth, its not surprising to be mute like the others.
That is the norm. You speak out you are ostracized. You behave differently you will be treated like an alien. How do you tell your mother she doesn't deserve the regular beatings she gets from a man she claims love her? How do you tell your sister she's not a child-bearing machine or tell your friend she deserved to be loved and also have a right to enjoy sex as well as the man.
I struggled and broke every abnormal norms holding me down, hindering me from maximising my potentials. fully.I refused to end up in the kitchen talking to my pots and kids. I refused to be mute when God who created me knows I need a mouth to speak. I refused to be normal if being normal is being inferior I rather be abnormal. I refused to forfeit my rights as a human not because am a woman. I choose to be heard, to be known and to be the VOICE for the voice. Am proud to be a WOMAN.
Due to some reasons have missed two weeks already but I can't ignore the temptation to write. Am proud of you all and I know we can make a change in our world. Love you