My friend Nkechi Ubakaeze is a strong woman.
In Africa, women are generally known to be strong. Strength has been defined in terms of getting married and pleasing a husband, childbirth and keeping a home together. The African woman is given a little more credit if she’s loved by her extended family (her husband’s to be more specific). She’s labeled genius if she has a little something going on the side so she doesn’t have to ask her husband to provide for the children’s shoes and onions to make good soup.
In Africa, a new generation of women is arising.
The newer African woman isn’t afraid to be heard. She isn’t afraid to defy family and societal norms. She seeks knowledge and looks for opportunities to make her hands skillful. This woman does not deny the essence of her that is vulnerability and compassion but instead, uses her insight to…
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