What does life as a woman or girl look like in your part of the world? What roles do women play in your society?
Women are the unsung heroes of my society. They are hardworking yet never acknowledged or considered. They shape the country but mostly behind the scenes.
What do you think is the most significant barrier to women empowerment and/or gender equality today?
Our own perceptions of ourselves. We have been made to believe that we cannot. This has been passed on from one generation to the next till it has become the norm.
OK, tell us all about yourself. Who are YOU & what should the world know about you?
My name is ‘Millennial Mom’. I am a lawyer who has decided to be intentional about raising my child(ren). I believe that how I raise them will impact how the next generation will be. Also, I am breaking the stigma of infertility by owning my struggle with infertility.
Describe yourself in one word: "I am... Determined
What are you most passionate about and what are you doing with that passion?
I am passionate about children. Aside from being a mom, I am creating content helping other moms raise children in the millennial age, and I am running a kindergarten and primary school of approximately 450 children - trying to better the next generation.
What are some of the most notable events (milestones) that have happened in your life to date?
I graduated university with a law degree, attended an Ivy League university (Harvard University), was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in the High Court of Kenya + I overcame infertility to become a mom!
What obstacles have you faced and overcome?
Firstly, stigma... infertility is faced with lots of stigma in my community, and secondly, depression - going through antenatal depression.
Looking externally into the public sphere, what female public figure inspires you the most to achieve your dreams & why?
Michelle Obama. She has been able to become an individual force to reckon with whilst maintaining being a great mother and wife.
What's your definition of success?
Happiness and contentment.
How have the women and girls around you helped you to get to where you are today?
My mother helped me learn that whatever I can envision I can do, and my sisters too, by breaking the glass ceiling before me so I would know it's possible.
Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..." stronger than your wildest imagination.