The Girl Leader

vivian akudo
Posted April 26, 2018 from Nigeria

                      As a student i was brilliant playful and very receptive and i never discriminated or oppressed my fellow students, i had close friends who i didn't know were not really very comfortable with my association with the students they thought were not on their level. I got to know when i would offer to help some students and my friends will agree but some others they will stand against and try to discourage me and i wasn't sure why. At some point i was given a position to head a team in my school and i selected the most qualified to work with me which excluded my friends, that made them angry and they started kicking against my position and because they were from influential homes, they somehow got to me through the school admin and the girls i selected were removed and replaced with these ones. 

When they joined the team they tried to manipulated my decisions and judgments and did everything to oppress other students, one day i decided i had to either stop being their friend and resign as the team leader or continue at the detriment of other students' emotions, guess what "i did the right thing".

Female students should be thought to stand up for each other and not oppress at any opportunity given to them, because when they use their influence and position against each other they tend to grow with it and become bad female leaders and evil politicians.

                                                              My thoughts though...

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Olutosin
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

You are right. We must learn to stand for what is right and to stand for others when they are bullied.
My daughter narrated her ordeal for standing with a girl that refused to cheat during WAEC exams in Lagos last week. She was humiliated for doing the right thing. I praised her and made her realise that the shame is on cheats not herself and her friend who refused to cheat.

vivian akudo
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

That's beautiful, standing up for each other against all odds is what makes us better than and more outstanding than the rest of the crowd

Ngala Nadege
Jan 01
Jan 01

Waow ! When you know what is right ,stand firm for it.

Juliet Acom
Jan 04
Jan 04

Hello Vivian,
Thanks for sharing your experience, I can totally relate to it. We need to encourage the younger generations to stand for the what is right and to perform in truth. It is the only way we can avoid peer pressure related discrepancies.
Keep encouraging our sisters out there.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 20
Jan 20

Dear Vivian,
I am just finding your story now, but am so glad that I have. You are a true leader and with such important values. It must have been a difficult and disappointing time, but your true leadership and priorities based on fairness, compassion and truth are beautiful to witness. You are inspiring the ones who deserve your generosity of spirit!

Bettina Amendi
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thank you for sharing.

otahelp
Apr 04
Apr 04

Dear Vivian i appreciate your courage and having to stand up against evil manipulations of people of influence. that is the reason our society and world is bad and evil. we allow those with influence to dominate us. thank you for reminding us to mainstream virtues in our daily activities