#WomanWednesday


18
Oct 2017
Spend Or Invest

Hi, I am Temilade and my chest hurts – it’s nothing physical. I just gained admission for my MBA in LBS; as the good news warmed my heart, the full force of the cost also hit me. Here is why… I have worked for my employer for 7 years, and been up for a promotion twice; but was rejected because the ‘company’s competency matrix’ says I need to have an MSc or MBA to fit the role. My application to LBS was a leap of faith, and I just wanted to have an excuse the next time my ‘loved......

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The Pink Ribbon

The Pink Ribbon

Grace stood in front of the mirror and watched as strands of hair gave way to her touch, it had become a norm. Her beautiful thick long hair was a shadow of it’s glorious days. She could not even visit the saloon anymore. She remembered how she use to pat them and pack into two pony tails. How her friends admired them. She was the life of the party, the girl every teen in her school wanted to be like, the prom queen, the ultimate BFF. Now, no one wanted to be associated with her. Her friends don’t even...


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Going Incommunicado?

Going Incommunicado?

Gone are those days when love and affections were carefully packed in envelopes and dispatched by NIPOST. The means of conveyance of the flowing words & pictures then evolved into emails. Folks just want to reach out and say the words, ‘I love you’. Those media have now given way to the devices, the phones and the tablets of different brands. You and your man can reach out to each other in real-time and bask in the embrace of your words from anywhere. Due to these technological advances, there are no longer restrictions of time and place in your...


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Love Is A Beautiful Thing

Love Is A Beautiful Thing

Flaky as her friends call her was a strong-willed lady; She hardly let her emotions get the best of her. Until she met Godwin. A tall ambitious good-looking man. He was her colleague but that didn’t stop feelings from growing. She could not help her emotions; the butterflies in her tummy and the goofy eyes when their eyes locked. She looked forward to each day, looked forward to work just to see him again… to behold his smile. She was smitten. She lost total control of herself and did unimaginable things to please him. She cried when he picked...


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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling Overwhelmed?

It was becoming a nightmare. Teni was tired and just wanted to quit. Find someplace and escape from all the demands of her life. There were not enough hours in the day. She was tense and on edge, all the time. Teni felt like throwing in the towel. Was it by force to work, run her side hustle, volunteer, do charity work and be a friend too? “Can’t I just be a full housewife, with no worries or responsibilities other than home and child care?” Her health was suffering, all the stress was taking a toll on her. The...


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Dealing With PostPartum Depression

Dealing With PostPartum Depression

Tracy looked at her baby crying & she started to cry too. Why is she crying? she screamed; Make her stop pleass, she said to no one. She has been feeling down ever since she had her baby and it grew worse after her mum left her to care for her baby alone. The first week, she didn’t feel like holding her baby. She didn’t feel the happiness they said she would feel when she holds her baby. Instead, she just wanted to lie in bed and sleep all day, doing nothing and caring for no one not even...


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Praying And Slaying

Praying And Slaying

Vivian had it all figured out. She knew exactly how she would deal with the issue in her office. She couldn’t be ignored. Tade was testing her with strange, new policies springing up here and there – making Vivian look irrelevant. Not happening. She would win. Vivian devised a strategy for upturning Tade’s announcement at the next management meeting. As she mulled over all these in her heart, a thought dropped – “Not by power, nor by might”… That’s strange, she thought. Vivian figured it was just her mind playing tricks on her. Where else could the thought have...


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Too Charming To Fit

Too Charming To Fit

Lila was everything plastic. She didn’t care though that she was being called that name, all she cared about was looking the part. She learnt long time ago that beauty is the source of everything good and had made a promise she would always look good. Her eyes didn’t know what it felt like to blink without fake lashes neither her face without foundation. She had attended grooming and make-up classes to learn the act of staying pretty all day, everyday. She never cared about looking normal or natural, neither did she care about other’s impression of her. Her...


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Hey, girlfriends!

Hey, Girlfriends!

‘Yeye dey smell’, said a frustrated Kate to herself. She was tired of not knowing who to trust in the web of friends and family. In the last 3 months, she had been betrayed in more ways than one. Her secrets were not safe anymore. If it wasn’t Rita telling Kate what Kate had confided in Yvonne, it was Yvonne gossiping about her lack of ‘progress’. There was no one she could share her worries or plans with, without being judged or looked down upon. ‘Babes are not smiling these days’, she thought. It’s a crabby world of selfies,...


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Woman, Know Thyself

Woman, Know Thyself

Betty, as her friends called her, was a very practical lady. She dislikes leaving things to chance. She was pretty and intelligent and this attracted people of both genders to her. She had friends and was the toast of her family because she did so well in school. It was no surprise that in her final year, her longtime boyfriend, Fred, proposed. They had been dating since 100level. She made him understand her vow to remain a virgin as her Christian upbringing demanded and He obliged, and even attended fellowship with her in school where she led the choir....


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