The empowerment class with sis Busayo turned out to be one of those things you wish could last for a whole day or two and even more. Empowerment especially women and girls empowerment is at the core of my work. It pulls my hearts strings whenever a woman or girl testifies that something I said or did has empowered them to change their lives.It gives my life meaning and fulfillment. However, that was not how my life started.
The class was mind-blowing and soul searching but one of my most favourite part was the interaction between Busayo and Afy .I had goosebumps as that reminded of the kind of society we live in.Society is always very quick to place False Labels on people like ; you are too short,you are to tall, you don't have what it takes or you are not good enough. The lack of self believe must have been instilled in Afy weigh back in her childhood which she unfortunately believed.Just like Afy,many people have heeded to these false labels and have either ended on the sidelines of life or have taken their lives. The truth is that all of us have a disability of some sort.Or is there a perfect human being around you? But the good news is that even with all our disabilities and imperfections, we all have unique assignments in the form of our gifts and talents. The world thus awaits that gift that only you have come to deliver.
Reason why it is our individual responsibility to dig deeper and deeper into our gold mines and bring forth all what we have been blessed with and use it for the greater good of human kind regardless of what people think or say about us. I was labeled so badly when I was a teenager and made to believe that because I was an unwed teenage mother I will never amount to anything.
But empowered and triggered by the power of education,support from my family and my personal determination to right my wrongs,I know back many years later and realize that people can talk. But its left for us to define ourselves and not be afraid to bring our own brand of beauty in the world.
Am so thankful for this space and golden opportunity to connect and share with sisters from around the world freely without shame or the fear of being rediculed or laughed at.
Thank you World Pulse especially the training team that helps us every week to have our lessons successfully.
Thanks to Busayo for all. The lives of many women and girls myself included will never be the same again. And much love to all of you sisters from around the world. Yours truly Kuja.