Finding Aramide: Her Power our Power

Posted December 12, 2020 from Nigeria

This is a tribute to a life well spent. An acknowledgement that even death does not get in the way of the impact of our powers.

Her power, life, impact, purpose, selflessness, and sacrifice, has further inspired and influenced mine long after she has departed this dimension. 

This is a tribute to the lives, sacrifice, dedication, and service of women because we are the only gender whose roles and contributions to society are overlooked and neglected. But it does not have to continue to be that way, not when we can celebrate, honour, validate our selves and roles, and document them. Their powers are our powers, and we are the writers of our own history.

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Nini Mappo
Dec 13, 2020
Dec 13, 2020

Hello Hawwah,
You are keeping what sis Aramide embodied in her pursuit of empowerment, freedom, equality alive with your words and your life influenced by her. It is beautiful to think that although not present in the body, her story is still present, being told, changing lives, and shaking up detrimental systems. Good on you for honoring her.

Incidentally, I would also like to acknowledge your explanation as to why you referred to your daughter as orphaned. I lost that post and couldn't acknowledge your reply. It demonstrated such depth of awareness and value of fatherly input, which was encouraging for me especially in our African context where the need of a father is dismissed as long as the children have a mother. You are such a wise and compassionate mother. May grace and wisdom be availed to you as you continue your parenting journey.
Sending hugs and sparkles,

Jill Langhus
Dec 14, 2020
Dec 14, 2020

Hi Hawwah,

What a lovely post, photo and tribute to our dear Aramide. I'm sure she would've loved to see your post, and that she's smiling down on you and for all that you've accomplished thus far. XX

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020

Yes my Sister, though very short, it was a life well spent and Aramide's legacy will always be with us

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020

Hello, dear sister Hawwah,

It was so sweet of you to honor Aramide on your blog. It was sudden and devastating news, but it was also that time I realized that the World Pulse sisterhood will be there even one sister pass away.

Thank you for writing about her. May her legacy live on, and may we always remember her name. It's so nice to know you are checking your encourager assignment. Lovely story on how the act of wanting to encourage another sister led you to know her deeper even after her death.

Thank you, dear!