We were introduced to an excerpt of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Beyonce’s song “Flawless.” This excerpt really spoke to me because it is the truth, it is my truth! I have met people who are shocked that I am 29 with no children not that I don’t want them. I have been asked multiple times “when are you gonna have a baby?” You begin to wonder why men and women aren’t taught the same messages, why are their double standards in life? Why have the negative depictions of men and women we see on TV become the norm?
I believe it is my purpose in life to mentor young women. To tell each of them that they can have their own thought
s, be in charge of themselves. Have their own opinion. Be free. Be firm. That it is ok to strive to have a wonderful, loving marriage but to be able to also pursue their dreams. I believe you can have it all as a woman.
Do not allow anyone to limit you and please do not limit yourself, ever!