A birthing of a warrior

Oluwadarasimi Adeyeye
Posted June 19, 2020 from Nigeria

From attempted rape to being questioned about my looks. It was disheartening not being able to fight back or defend yourself.

The world seems to be ruled by a biased ideas about the female race and we are left at the back seat. Africa seems to be a region set on hope for the men alone.

Thinking about finding my space, my love for cars, machines and technology ignited a fire in me.

I got the flow, went into college to study my life dream Mechanical Engineering, a course given for the make race .

That was the starting point and my birthing. Now I have no fears, I am representing the tech world and being given respect by my colleagues for my courage and push.

Indeed putting the ideas we have makes the difference.

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Chi8629
Jun 19, 2020
Jun 19, 2020

Thank you for sharing Sister .
Please stay safe out there .
We love you so much.

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 19, 2020
Jun 19, 2020

Dear Oluwadarasimi,
A big welcome to World Pulse and congrats on your first post. Wow! Strong women are constantly given the message that we are supposed to blend into the background and have a kind of subservient look, and definitely not the nerve to break into what is considered a "man's" field of work. You not only store the path you wanted strongly, you have undone the myth and are already respected. What great news, and what an inspiration to other young women who will now be able to see that it is possible to push that door open wide.
Best wishes for a great ride forward. I look forward to more stories as you go.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 19, 2020
Jun 19, 2020

Dear Oluwadarasimi,

Welcome to World Pulse! Whoa! What a joy that another voice from Nigeria is rising up!

You are in the right place, dear warrior! How courageous you are for challenging the norms that Mechanical Engineering, cars, machines are for men only. Great job, sister. We're proud of you.

Please keep writing. We would love to read more from your journey and how you are making a difference in the tech world.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Jessica Robinson
Jun 20, 2020
Jun 20, 2020

Dear Oluwadarasimi,
You are inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story. ❤️
Much love,
Jessica

Laetitia Shindano
Jun 25, 2020
Jun 25, 2020

Chere soeur,
Merci pour le partage . Ton histoire est vraiment un exemple de détermination et de courage pour les jeunes filles . Dans ma communauté nombre de filles continuent à penser que les sections mécaniques sont l'apanage des garcons et choississent les sections sociales qui n'ont pas de debouchés.

Merci et à la prochaine

Shameela Yoosuf Ali
Jul 07, 2020
Jul 07, 2020

Change starts with you!
Stay brave!

Vanora.Lee
Jul 10, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

Great to know your new birth in your dream, keep fighting and strong!

Asaad Ali
Jul 12, 2020
Jul 12, 2020

Hello...
Thank you for sharing

Anita Shrestha
Jul 13, 2020
Jul 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing

Sabiha Hasan
Sep 25, 2020
Sep 25, 2020

I think it's good that you did your degree in your field. You are so accepted in your ow field of work. Also, you should do some mentoring online or in schools and teach young women to protect themselves from sexual harassment in house, school and workplace.