Introducing myself and my journal: Coming into My Own Spiritual Physical and Intellectual Body
I have come to learn much about myself over the coming years, and each year that goes by I learn to appreciate myself more and to become less of a people pleaser. I realized early on that I was different in life and this has given me many challenges in life, but such challenges have become by greatest lessons. I am living in Uganda as an expatriate and realizing how much I am like the women around me. This is my second African country to live in. Like most of the women here, I grew up in a very patriarchial family with a brute of a father who commonly voiced his opinion of me as a woman. This was my first lesson on gender inequality. But given the spirit I was born with, I learned early to defy him and most men in my life by doing whatever I wanted to do regardless of their support. Both my parents were hardly literate, but that never stopped me for getting my Ph.D. I learned to love school, because it brought the only since of peace and sanity into my life. I watched my mother being beaten on a daily basis and made a vow that no man would ever hit me and get away with it and that I would always support myself so that I don't have to stay in abuse relationships. I finally feel, comfortable in my own skin and look forward to outgrowing it through the contacts I develop with this group. I understand that truly, I am every woman. Most of my research is for and about women and now I am working for a Pan African organization to help re-establish African women in the history of Africa. Thank you for the opportunity to join, I look forward to getting to know more and grown more.
Goddess spirituality, mothering, empowering and discovery
The loss of my children, growing my son alone and accepting myself
My Vision for the Future:
To inspire and empower African women to do great things for self, community and nation
My Areas of Expertise:
Goddess spirituality, African women in antiquity, Afrikology