EXPRESSION
Sometime
last week, I came across a man who told me to keep quiet while “the men spoke” as he called it. In his
language “na so e supposed be”. I was
compelled to say many things to him but then I resigned because it occurred to
me that having a conversation with him was futile. Think about it, for him a
woman should never speak up for herself or otherwise, because that’s how it’s supposed
to be. Who made it so?

I
felt a lot of things at that moment but most of what I felt was pity. I felt
pity for him because first, he would not get far in life with such absurdity
for a mindset and then he was going to remain at the level, longer than he
imagined.
See,
here’s the clause. We say all the bad things that are wrong in the leadership
and the society, forgetting that it is us who makes up the society. Imagine a
society where everyone thought pattern was at least nearly fashioned to accommodate
the next person. Bad leadership or not,
we would have a more stable society to live in.

Blossom obi is a
writer and a public speaker, from Imo state Oru East LGA, in the eastern part
of Nigeria. She was born and raised in city of Lagos. Writing has always been
second nature to her, having written several write ups, poems and articles
online. She is the author of ‘The Broken
Woman’,
a series article written to help women who go through challenges
from family, health, relationships amongst others, giving them a sense of hope
as well as transforming whatever situation they find themselves as they become
better versions of themselves. She is also the founder of blossomobiblog.com.ng
and the founder of True Women Foundation

Oluwole Olusanya
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.