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Happy Women’s Day!

There are many great women we have all encountered. This year, two stands out. In fact, they stand out every day of my life. They are my mother and paternal grandmother. Two beautiful women who have made me strong and compassionate. They have gone the extra mile for me and love me unconditionally. The truth is, very few people have the capacity to love unconditionally. They built my character by discipline, correction and love.

They are feminists. My grandmother has six male and two female children she raised equally. She didn’t train them to be “boys” and “girls”. She raised her all children to be strong, independent, responsible. She taught them all how to cook and take care of a home. She didn’t exalt her sons’ education more than daughters, she gave them her best.

My mother is my light, that is the best way I can describe her. She pushes me to be my best and she makes me understand that I can’t be perfect. She has made lots of sacrifices for me. She is incredible, fabulous, beautiful and I love her, deeply.
So to all the beautiful, amazing, inspiring, smart, independent, incredible women who aren’t on the covers of Vogue but who make us better, happy international women’s day!


I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

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