What does life as a woman or girl look like in your country/city/town/village? Any issues/challenges/milestones?
Life as an African (Ghanaian) young lady is challenging due to the patriarchy underpinnings of society. It means extra hard work, talent and self confidence is a huge requirement to attain higher heights...
Though such underpinnings hamper our progress, it is important to note that quite a number of us (young women) are redefining gender narratives and creating support systems for ourselves to realize our full potential as women in Ghana.
What would you like the world to know about YOU? What life experience, challenge or achievement do you want to share?
Life experience as a young lady has been exciting, rewarding and oh, challenging. Challenging because, things were figured out on my own and that experience came with mistakes.
Through those experiences, am better informed to share with young women through Sisters Diary. I label Sisters Diary an achievement..
What are you most passionate about and what are you doing with that passion?
Passion and and interest are the basic reason for Sisters Diary, which is a support system for women and girls in Ghana. It started in 2016 as just a birthday giveaway to a now not-for-profit organization. Supporting women brings fulfillment, messages like ‘thanks for believing in me, Dinah, you gave me hope to forge on and am grateful’ brings illumination to my world...
How have the women and girls around you helped you to get to where you are today?
Women around me, especially my grandmother and mother taught me to hold my head high, dream and accomplish that very dream. You be here, my mum deserves all the accolades for building my self confidence as a girl, to never discriminate due to gender as prescribed by societal norms. She trained us (girls and boys) to take the future by storm... And today, I look back feeling grateful and proud of where I am.
Friends (prefer calling sisters) continue to be of immense support and a strong contribution pillar of my success journey.. The encouragement, sincerity and oh the hurtful moments by some has served as eye opener which has strengthen my human relations to understand people with little expectations.
Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..."