To Women, with Love.

The first woman I knew was my mother.

The first word that comes to mind is strength

And dignity

And grace

And beauty

And wisdom

And strength, again.

So here’s to women,

Here’s to women who strive to make the most of their lives

To women who are making impact in their own little (big) way

To women who embody dignity and grace and beauty and wisdom

To women who have embraced their “womanity”

To women who lend their voice

and hands

and feet

To the cause of women

As we strive to take our place and soar in this world

To women who have vision for a greater tomorrow

To the women who are finding their feet

To women who are seeking the way to their dreams

To women who are overwhelmed by the responsibilities and expectations of being a woman

To the women who have refused to conform to societies standards

To women who have set their own standards and refused to be limited

To women who have;

a helping hand, ready

a kind smile, steady

To the mothers

To the sisters

To the friends

To the ones who have been crushed, broken, discouraged

To the ones who have healed, been mended & are standing

To the ones who are lost, seeking, searching

To the ones who have been found, are learning & knowing

To the ones who were told they could not and yet did

To the ones who pave the way for young girls to soar

I celebrate you

Your strength; unbeaten

Your wisdom; unheard of

Your grace; unprecedented

Your beauty; unusual

Your strength, again!

To the Oprah Winfrey’s, Michelle’s Obama’s, Tara Fela Durotoye’s & Mo Abudu’s who inspire me to greatness

To the Mama Chi’s who have turned nothing into something

To The Sisi Yemi’s making the most of an unusual path

To the Jumoke Adenowo’s full of wisdom and it’s results

To the Genevieve Nnaji’s, the Ibukun Awosika’s, the Uche Pedro’s & the Ty Bello’s . . .

To my mother who knows her place and value in this world and has instilled into me the same sure, gentle knowledge.

To women!

The ones who are their own cheerleaders

The ones who don’t get the rounds of applause they deserve

To the ones who double as breadwinner & help meet

To the ones who we don’t get to hear about

To mama Iya who works from 3am to 9pm just to make a living

To Madam Funbi who has succeeded in building an empire for herself

To Aunty Ifeoma who wakes & grinds weekly, let’s her hair down on weekends and lifts her hands to worship her maker everyday!

To career women, business women, creative women, all women

To wisdom, to grace, to dignity, to strength!

You are light

You are love

You are a breath

Of fresh air

You will conquer

You will shine

You will rise

You must choose to

You matter

You inspire

You are greatness

You are,

WOMAN!

It’s international Women’s day today! And personally I am celebrating myself & every woman who has impacted my life. I celebrate women all over the world who are doing this thing called life and winning at it.

Regardless of what society says, we will flourish. We will change the norm and we will stand!

Walk boldly in the direction of your dreams, holding on to God and his word! Find your voice and use it, set your goals and achieve it, seek your purpose and fulfill it. Don’t let anything stop you.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Denim shirt: Thrifted

Mom Jeans: Thrifted

Shoes: Aldo

Fishnets: All Things Chic (also styled here)

Bag: IG store

Shades: @olaidebabystores (on Instagram)

Watch: Marc Jacobs

Neck Piece: All Things Chic (as seen here)

Photography: Riya for @Riyalityphotography

Another woman killing it!

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the ability to create, nurture & transform”

-Diane Mariechild

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, she laughs without fear for her future”

-proverbs 31:25

Love & Light!

Adaeze Ume
umeadaeze@gmail.com
5 Comments
  • Candace
    Posted at 19:24h, 08 March Reply

    Nice write up for women dear.
    Happy women’s day

  • Felicity Njiofor
    Posted at 17:12h, 09 March Reply

    This is inspiring

  • Thelma Michael
    Posted at 20:01h, 18 March Reply

    Loved reading this post Ada. So beautiful

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