by MaryRaphael Ajayi
“A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes changes. So let’s choose to challenge.”
To a world that’s partial and bereft of total inclusivity for women to soar like the other gender.
To a world that’s intentionally unacceptable to our needs and voices to echo and re-echo
To a world that pretends to care and see us
To a world where our pride and privileges are stamped on
To a world where our rights and worth are believed unworthy of recognition
To a world that doesn’t see us as we truly are
To a world that forcefully extradite us and make us invisible on our paths to making giant strides
To a world that coerce us to accept the standards
To a world that subtly shades our pedigree and disparages us
To a world that believes our rights begins and ends in the oda room and in home making alone
To a world that believes we can only stand tall and succeed on the shoulders of patriarchal norms
An ode to the society that doesn’t believe in gender equality and in our strengths
We are here to stay and challenge the norms that doesn’t see us and include us
We are here to change the narratives and make our dreams believable and realistic
We are done with your pretence to accept and believe in us
We choose to challenge gender bias and stereotypes.
We choose to challenge the male dominated business culture
We choose to challenge the strengths in our abilities
We choose to challenge the strategies and structures that side-lines us
We choose to challenge your incorrigible norms!
We choose to challenge your pretence, manipulation and imposition!
We choose to challenge to be seen, heard and matter in all major board rooms
We choose to do better for coming generations to have a better place in the world
We have been imprisoned by your brutality long enough
Our dreams are VALID!
Our strengths are VALID!!
Our Love is VALID!
We are WOMEN- we MADE You!
Happy International Women’s Day!
Welcome to the CHANGE we BIRTH!