Let your Expirience make you better and not bitter. "It is a life lesson and not a life sentence"

Blessdmams❤
Posted March 30, 2019 from Cameroon

Today l stand to fight for gender based violence because l am a product of it. The discrimination l faced from my father made me vow by myself to become an exemplary child to him first and now to my community.

  I was denied inheritance from my father. That us so true but l did not hate him, l did not wage war on him, l did not go on physical battle with him like others, l did not take him to court, l understand people do what they do at times because of ignorance.

I became the greatest advocate for peace in my family, l help my father overcome many of his worries and challenges, l partake in solving problems in the family, l did not only talk to my father of the importance of a girl child l put it in action. From all this he saw how worthy l am in the family. He understood l am not a mistake but an asset to the family

Today l stand to testify of having a fair share of my fathers inheritance. In addition to that my father personally took me to his bank and changed his testament. He wrote" if l should die today everything l have should be handed to this my daughter, she is the only one that can be able to share my property among her siblings and peace will still reign" .l am glad he understands no matter what happens peace is the most important asset.

This was the starting point for the sensitisation on the importance of the girl child and gender based violent. I am glad l started with my home and now my community where others are facing similar challenges and a lot more.While l do that the first thing l tell women is that our power is in our tongue, us women are abundantly blessed with verbal power. I know , u know, we know we don't have strength to engage in physical battles with men. No doubt the bible says the power of life and death is in our tongue. . Let us use this tongue to speak life, let us use this tongue to solve problems rather than cause problems and above all let us use our tongue to raise and lift other especially other women

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Tamarack Verrall
Mar 30
Mar 30

Dear Blessdmams,
This story is such a beautiful guide to how it is possible to create profound change through continuing to speak out for fairness with love, even through such engrained and unjust social habits. Your father did a complete turn around as he realized that you were speaking only of fairness. I agree that as women we have the ability to speak out about what is fair and of benefit in the end to everyone. Thank you for sharing this important message.

Blessdmams❤
Mar 30
Mar 30

Indeed sister. Just by speaking out we will make the world a better place

Hello, Blessedmams.

I’m happy that you have a fair share of you inheritance. You can do more than you think or imagine because you are warrior!

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thank you sister. Together we can do it

Jill Langhus
Mar 30
Mar 30

Hi Blessdmams,

Bravo! What an inspiring story:-) Thanks for sharing!

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thank you sister. Bravo to u too for all your support

Jill Langhus
Mar 31
Mar 31

You're welcome, and thank you:-)

Jill Langhus
Mar 31
Mar 31

You're welcome, and thank you:-)

NNANE NTUBE
Mar 30
Mar 30

Dear Blessedmams,
This is so touching. I love your story. It proves that women are strong and can do better

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

For sure sister. Together we can

ELIZABETH ZIRO
Mar 31
Mar 31

I am Inspired

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thank you

Kirthi
Mar 31
Mar 31

Dearest Blessdmams,
You are such a powerful woman and you are truly, truly a force of change. Sending you lots of love.

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thanks kirthy. Together we can

ELONA EREZI
Mar 31
Mar 31

Hi,

Your story is so inspiring...... keep making change.....kudos

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thanks sister

Kirthi
Mar 31
Mar 31

Dearest Blessdmams,
You are such a powerful woman and you are truly, truly a force of change. Sending you lots of love.

Blessdmams❤
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thank you sister the sky is our beginning. Change we need and change we will get

Olutosin
Mar 31
Mar 31

Salute! Change is possible, one person at a time.

Blessdmams❤
Apr 01
Apr 01

Sure my dear. Together we can