“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” She is a women who strongly stands up for what she believes. I'm happy to even know the quote for it is so powerful for women. She speaks for us, an not to be an American citizen, she grew up in Nigeria. She fought different causes for herself and traveled to let her voice be heard!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I was in 2nd grade and my best friend Yahira, had a crush on a boy named Angel. She wanted to kiss him but she was scared so I went first I only kissed him on the cheek! It was so funny because she wanted me to kiss him, but as soon as I did she got upset. So we were mad at each other for the rest of the day. We bounced back the next day, we were too young to stay mad at one another. I began to like angel as well, but since I kissed him he started to like me back. Yahira was being mean to him so he had reason not to continue liking her. I was just in the middle, like a love triangle. Yahira and I stopped being friends, because I really did begin to like Angel and she started not to, but would still flirt to annoy me. So I cut her off. Kissing is gross to me now, won't be kissing anyone for a long time now.
Monday, March 13, 2017
I was such a spoiled child, I really did get whatever I wanted. I guess it wasn't good that I was spoiled, but when I wanted something I got it. I have to say I was about 5 or 6 an I really wanted a car. Now of course I can't drive, so what's the next best thing? A toy car, an I'm a player you feel me. I was cruisin' down the sidewalk in my Cadillac. I almost got a pink one, but I threw a tantrum at the store and demanded a black on. So of course I got. The real bad thing that ended up happening to my car, was my dog chewed through the chord, so I wasn't even able to charge it anymore.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
I was in 2nd grade when I decided to completely humiliate myself. I was the lorax in a school play, I was kind of too tall to play as lorax but I made it work. I had worn a large orange sweater, with paper eyebrows and mustache clipped. I looked so bad, it wasn't even funny. I remember speaking really fast because whenever I get nervous that's what I do. It was fun, because at the moment my best friend was the 'ouncler' the older man who wore green who had the last truffula seed. The really hairy looking trees. I wonder why I even got the part, I really shouldn't have, I felt scared. I think I did horrible but I'm glad I had the experience, I get to always remeber that moment.