These few words go a long way in shaping people especially young girls. Many times we hear but we don't listen to the unspoken meanings of their words or actions or we react irrationally without thoughts and force our girls into silence, shame and guilt. I remember several years back when I was battling sexual molestations in my home and environment. All I wanted to do was talk to my mother about it but then I remembered how she had reacted when I told her that her husband was on to me. She confronted him after telling me that I should have broken his head as proof. Oh well, he claimed that at 11 years old, I was seducing him (who was 40 at the time) and I cried bitterly. The memory still hurts till this very minute because even though I met with awesome women who stood by me and believed in me, somewhere in my heart, I wished that she once said to me, "I believe you. I understand you." If you're a mother, aunt, sister etc and a lady close to you seems distant or withdrawn, kindly check yourself and see why she doesn't trust you enough to let her burden down. It's possible she believes you don't understand or may not believe her. I'm still in the business of sharing stories and embracing my scars so feel free to hit me up. I am the ear and shoulder you need. #thedifferentwoman #newbeginnings #bosslady #startingoverseries #ibelieveyou #thestory #nigerianwomen #iunderstand #womenupliftingwomen #womenachievingtogether #womenaroundtheworld #womensupportingwomen #africanwoman #fixitjesus #blog #blogger #writer #hurt #storytelling #storyteller #abujawoman #healing #mytruth #coach #confirmed #selflove #positivity #supportgroups #network #embraceyourscars
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Drawing (literally😋) inspiration for my next piece from 3 painters- Pauline in the yellow dress by Sir. Herbert James Gunn, Lady in a lilac dress by Wladyslaw Czachóski and Girl in a party dress by theartsherpa. One of their styles or all three will morph together into my own. Already excited to see how this story ends. This piece once complete will be the centrepiece of a new home in London. Size 3.5 by 4.5 ft X For orders Call/DM/WhatsApp +254705297543 (shop located opposite Yaya center basement entrance on the ring road kilimani side where there's a Jax barber shop) X O #koi#oto #painter #theartsherpa #academicstyle #landscape #portraits #acrylicpaint #canvaspainting #commissionart # excited #artist #scottish #polish #madeinkenya #supportlocalbrands #africanfashion #africanwoman #elegant #painting
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Happy Friday! Covert selfie at the bridge
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Hairstyle from my childhood. I stopped doing it when I realized the American kids around me looked down on hair that defies gravity. Assimilation. #bitemuko Sent via @nappyhead_club
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The month of December is gradually approaching and this is the right time to start buying things we need before everything skyrocket. Come to @esbelle_beauty_n_fashion and get dazzled by our beautiful, bespoke fabrics. #esbellebeauty #esbellefashion #africanprints #africanwaxprint #africanfabrics #ankarafabrics #ankaralooks #africanlooks #africanwoman #africanman #stylewithritadominic
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