International Women’s Day 2021
Soft is not necessarily weak. Today is International Women’s Day and our piece is lovingly devoted to the wonderful women among us that we have all too often despised. We have too often mistaken the softness of the gender for weakness, and their calmness for lack of strength. But time and time again, history has proven us wrong.
In spite of the rather unequal chances in many climes and the not so level playing fields in many cultures, we have seen women not only break through barriers but also tread on grounds that many men would not dare to look upon.
The lesson we all must learn from the struggles of women over the years is that it takes you to make your world believe in you. It doesn’t matter how long it would take, but if you will never stop believing in yourself, life would somehow bring you to that point where your world begins to see the value that you hold. This again is one reason why the theme “Choose to Challenge”, for this year’s International Women’s Day, is both apt and fitting. What we challenge changes, but what we refuse to challenge becomes a norm. We are slaves only to those things that we fail to question.
Happy Women’s Day to all NIESV Lagos women! Keep Challenging 💪