Last week I was at a GLOW girls camp in Mai Mahiu. To say that I had a wonderful time is an understatement. I had the time of my life! You should have heard me screaming and dancing when I entered the dorm where the facilitators were sleeping. I was running from one end to another, nostalgia. The memories of being in Boarding High School came flowing back. It did not help that the dormitory was almost build like the one I lived in for 4 years back in High School. But there was definitely some differences. Like the tiled floors, fancy bathrooms with beautiful multicolored curtains and the lack of a ceiling on the roof. I chose to sleep on the top bunk and could not stop grinning and chatting my friend as we made our beds. Looking up and seeing the efflorescent long light bulb, the one where we would wind around our socks to dry overnight, I burst out laughing. My friend also shared that they did the same socks drying trick.
She is fragile yet fragrant
She is fearful yet fierce.
She is a gentle grenade
She is a dynamic dynamite.
The future generations depends on her
and self belief.
When she fails a generation crushes
When we faints the future collapses.
When she is wounded her posterity grieves.
When she is despised, her descendants bear the shame.
She is a woman on the rise.
She is a force to reckon with.
She is a fire with embers that warms the generations to come.
When she is whole, she is unstoppable!
Violence in the Family
MENTAL and EMOTIONAL gender based VIOLENCE is one of the most normalized forms of violence within the family unit. It manifests in many ways:
*Parent against Parent
*Parent against Children
*Children against Parent
*Children against Children