Today, I submitted a grant application. It was very stressful writing it. But as I wrote, all my passion welled up again and I remembered why I was putting in so much effort, money and time. I remembered how passionate my 15 year old daughter was when she told me a story of how she was denied being class captain in her first year of secondary school but was given assistant because she was a girl. I remembered the passion with which she talks to me about gender equality, female empowerment and women rights. She once told me, mum I know you will never remarry just because it is expected or to satisfy the society, you will only if you find someone worthy of having you. I remembered how much she and her sister look up to me as a role model for what a woman should be and I want to help other single mothers be a worthy role mothers to their daughters and help young girls find their voices as my daughters have. My passion to support girls and women find value in themselves first will continue to drive me....even when I feel tired.