Recently I stumbled on a Facebook status update from a friend, He was talking about unlearning the ideas that patriarchy taught us. Growing up in Nigeria, it was not unusual to see the most interesting situations and hear the most archaic ideas. He said:
I sincerely thought I could deal with rejection until I got a new kind of rejection. I struggled with it and I had to seek some help and re-orient myself. After a little research, reading articles and talking to friends, I felt so much better and I decided to share what I’ve learned with you guys.
A friend of mine ( at some point, I have to give them names but for now..) was explaining to me all the trials she had been through in the past couple of months. After pouring out her heart and leaving it on the floor, the next thing she asked was ‘Why me?’
A series of questions that followed were: