8.3.19 Lagos, Nigeria

It is very easy to forget I have a voice, a loud voice which everyone can hear when it decides to speak.

On this day - International Women's Day 2019 - I decide to speak out loud in ode to Woman. I am Woman, it is my duty to speak out for her.

'Because I cry, doesn't mean I'm soft,
Because I reach out for help, doesn't mean I can't do it myself,
Because I call out for a lift up, doesn't mean I can't find a way to lift up,
Because I rest on a shoulder, doesn't mean a pillow won't do as well.

I am a woman.
I am soft and strong in equal measures.
I can multi-task.
I give birth to life.
I'm equipped to take care of another human.
I do a whole bunch of things, that only I have been brought to this world to do.⠀

Today, I celebrate ME, woman; and all the other women in my life. I celebrate all STRONG WOMEN all over the world - May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them.⠀
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