FEMALE is a super power

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FEMALE is a super power

To me, one of the greatest tragedies in life is not knowing or acknowledging your power. I believe it is tragic because it means you will easily accept who other people say you are. It means you will spend your entire life trying to fit into a particular box. You will try to please people who, most times, are not relevant to your journey and growth. Instead of showing the world the awesomeness that is you, spreading your light and achieving your goals, you might end up leaving this world with a lot of untapped potential.

As a teenager, I wasted a lot of time doing things to feel “loved and accepted.” I like to blame it on sad events that happened to me as a young girl but, either way, I made decisions and acted in many ways that I shouldn’t have. When I look back, I laugh and say to myself, “Girl, what were you even thinking?” because years passed and many mistakes were made in the process. Years that I could have spent investing in myself and loving myself. Years that I could have spent fulfilling my little dreams or even helping people fulfill theirs. Years that I could have spent putting smiles on many faces. But all isn’t lost, right? Because I now know better.

Fast forward… I’m a big girl now haha. Time and experiences have made me see things differently. I now have so much confidence in myself. I love and believe in myself and won’t live a lie, because I have now come to realize that everything I’ve ever dreamt of can actually be my reality.

Sadly, there are millions of young girls and women who can relate. A lot of them who have to live in a certain way to feel important, or to feel “among.”

Many who believe they have to comply to society’s expectations. Many who don’t feel confident in who they are. Many who struggle daily with one pain or the other – not having flawless skin, a snatched waist, curly hair, perfect grades, designer bags, “the” dream job or big buttocks among others.

Hey there girl! Hey there woman! I want you to know that there is no one like you and that’s enough reason to feel special. That’s enough reason to live everyday believing you are a queen, literally. I want you to know that you decide your value and worth. Don’t give anyone that much power to decide it for you.

I want every girl and woman out there to know that it takes strength and courage to not just choose who you are but to find a way to own yourself. You may live everyday fighting battles and winning every time. Yet even if you lose, you can still get back on track with that same fighting spirit.

I want you to know and believe that being female isn’t a curse or a plague but a superpower! The whole world doesn’t have to accept that truth. You only need you to accept it.

I want every girl and woman out there to embrace herself – her skin, hair, flaws, strengths and weaknesses because together, they make her unique.

Being you is what makes you beautiful!

I want you to be so satisfied in who you are that you don’t feel threatened by another. Rather, you help others to see that they are also queens.

To close this, I want you to forgive yourself for the mistakes you’ve made and will probably make. I want you to forgive yourself for the years that you slept on you and were blinded to your magnificence. You’ve been a star all along; you just needed some time to realize it. I hope you do now.

32 Comments

  1. Wadi Ben Hirki Ogeanna says:

    Thanks for the encouragement love

  2. Wadi Ben Hirki Husseina says:

    “I want you to know that you decide your value and worth. Don’t give anyone that much power to decide it for you.”- Wadi Ben Hirki.
    Will never forget these words 🙌🏾❤️

  3. Wadi Ben Hirki Amina Mubarak Ahmad says:

    “I want you to know there is no one like you and that’s enough reason to feel special”
    –Wadi Ben Hirki

    You are amazing Wadi. I must read this article to young girls in my local community. I know it will motivate them.

    Keep doing the great work Wadi we are super proud of you ❤️😘

  4. Wadi Ben Hirki Aysha Aliyu Omar says:

    You are amazing Wadi. I just love d spirit in your beautiful soul.
    Continue doing the great and amazing work. The sky will always be your limit.😍

  5. Wadi Ben Hirki Chidinma Ibemere says:

    “I know better now”. I am a Super Power

  6. Wadi Ben Hirki Tatenda Chimbunde says:

    Being me is what makes me beautiful and unique.lnstead of spending time trying to be someone else why not embrace my flaws and work on becoming a better me.Many await the light in me to bring them enlightenment.Thank you dear for enlightening me.Keep soaring👏

  7. Wadi Ben Hirki Adetola Adetayo says:

    Wadi!!!! You have said THE TRUTH!!! Thank you for your words of encouragement and motivation. God bless you.

  8. Wadi Ben Hirki Omolola Egbon says:

    Thank you for this amazing piece. It made me realize that I have power in being female and no one can intimidate me.
    The last part really got to me “to forgive myself “. Thank youu so much
    The future is ours. The future is female.

    • Wadi Ben Hirki says:

      Yes my dear! Do not let anyone intimidate you
      Yes. Forgive yourself
      You are welcome!!!
      The Future is HERe

  9. Wadi Ben Hirki Stella says:

    Thank you Wadi, you made my day!
    P. S I’m in love with the last part.

  10. Wadi Ben Hirki Moyo says:

    I could hear your voice in the back of my mind while reading this😂😂
    I really needed to hear it, thank you❤️
    Please don’t stop writing✨

  11. Wadi Ben Hirki Oluwatosin says:

    Amazing Wadi!!! Thank you!!!!!

  12. Wadi Ben Hirki Hammed Kayode Alabi says:

    Wow! This is incredibly awesome. Yes I am amazing!

  13. Wadi Ben Hirki Osatohamwen El-Osemwingie says:

    This is beautiful my star girl ❤️❤️. You are going places

  14. Wadi Ben Hirki Moyo Aisida says:

    There’s always a need to be reminded that we carry power and are strength in itself.
    Thank you for this Wadi!💕

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