There has been some ideologies against the woman and her power. Growing up, I have seen many women contest for major leadership positions in Nigeria, and simply because she happens to be, well, 'a She', she loses.
It is unfortunate that up till now, still prevalent among many is the mindset that the only place a woman can execute Her power is in the kitchen and the other room.
A couple of months back during the #EndSars protest here in Nigeria, a woman, in the person of Aisha Yesufu, stood up for the youths who have been ridiculously molested, oppressed, embarrassed and extorted by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). During this period I began to have a shift in my beliefs of the potency of Her Power.
I understand that whenever a woman stands, she never stands for herself. She stands for others, for her family, for her offspring and the generations to come. And you know why? It's because she's a mother. She understands what her children will suffer if she decides to be selfish.
Aisha Yesufu, as captured in my sketch, is one of the co-founders of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement (#BBOG) who worked to rescue the schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram militants in 2014. She also stood boldly against the oppressing police personnel who harassed peaceful protesting Nigerians. Without hesitation, she stood boldly in the face of gun-wielding policemen declaring in both words and actions that she is not scared of dying any longer.
Such is the strength of HER POWER!