I dream of a day when a woman will never be judged by her social status, but her skills and abilities. I am proud that amid debates and calls for my elopement to the father of my child, I passed my Masters examinations and further penned a dissertation within three months of the birth of my child. Determination and drive is what is behind my motivation. I am grateful that I have managed to put together at least 15 short stories for my collection and over 150 poems, yet to be published. I have brilliant organisational and research skills, I have worked with youth oriented organisations most of them in multi- cultural environments; I can easily fit in. I am pleased with my social commentary page on Facebook which opens me up to new acquaintances. I am inspired by the community at work which works hard to solve the region’s educational challenges and I feel safe when I am home with my daughter. My own personal experiences have pushed me to believe I am not alone in the struggle, maybe I am just strong enough to realise I can stand up and help others in the same quandary.
Region Sub-Saharan Africa