A Hero already

Rahina
Posted October 21, 2020 from Nigeria

International day of the girl child: I am born a hero, from the day I was placed in my mother's hands by the nurse, I carried a weight of responsibility, to care for my brothers, my father ,my husband, my children and my community but then not myself. I am denied the freedom to be who and what I want, but to walk in the shadows to hide myself, my strength and my beauty. But I stand tall today for I am me, the child, the girl and the woman, my voice is loud , clear and my echo will continue to be heard here and upon the hills and valleys of my mother land for i am me, the strength of all,the beauty of all. I am the girl child.

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valem
Oct 22
Oct 22

hello sister Rahina
How are you ?your mostly welcome in this community hope to hear from you once again

Hello, Rahina,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from Nigeria is here and is rising up!

You are a deep thinker, dear. I love that even though you understand the roles society expects of women as caretakers, problem-solvers, and more, you called it a hero. That's a positive word. Although, we shouldn't be responsible for other's burdens, but I get what you mean. I am glad you found your own strength and voice. I applaud you for making your voice heard. Now, that you're on World Pulse, your voice will be louder. Please keep on writing!

Welcome to our growing sisterhood!

maeann
Oct 23
Oct 23

Helo Heloo Rahina :) Welcome to World Pulse. Your story is your power.

Thank you for having the courage to share your story.

Your voice has been heard and continue to raise your voice. We are here to listen.

Andrace
Oct 23
Oct 23

Hi Rahina,
So true that we carry the burden of the family, seldom remember to take care of ourselves. Nonetheless, "...i am me, the strength of all, the beauty of all."

Welcome to World Pulse, the place to be!

Hope you're staying safe? What part of Nigeria do you live? Our hearts go out to piece and calm in the country.

Congratulations on sharing your first post.

Keep writing and shining.

Hugs,
E. J.

Nini Mappo
Oct 23
Oct 23

Hello Rahina:)
It's lovely to hear your song of freedom. Soar on!

Shirin Dalaki
Oct 26
Oct 26

Dear Rahina, Welcome to World Pulse, we are glad you are here.

Kabahenda
Oct 29
Oct 29

Dear Rahina,
Welcome to World Pulse, and thank you very much for sharing your powerful story.
I can see that your voice and your pen are your power, and I encourage you to keep talking and writing.

I learned that the pen is mightier than the sword, and that what you are confirming in your story.
You are a very strong, beautiful and talented woman, and may you keep on rising in spite of the cultural hardships.
Society may deny you the freedom to be who and what you want to be, but with this kind of writing, they will have no choice but to reckon with you! More power to you.

Millynairi
Nov 27
Nov 27

Hello Rahina,
Yes, you are a hero dear and your voice can be heard loud and clear. Keep speaking up. We are here to listen. Thanks for sharing.