By: Amina Ayodeji-Ogundiran
In a man’s world, we suffered
Women; mutilated, denied, cursed, abused
In a man’s world, still, man suffered
Man suffered in man’s way
In a man’s world, woman rose, from shackles, her hurt, her burnt
Free herself, a liberation, a woman movement
Girl child awareness, girl education, sustainable woman development
Powerful works, high pitched voices; arise, women arise!
Yet, we smell not a gap
For every sow, forth reap
And soon, a woman’s world, born
Yes, born a birth of intention
Will a woman’s world be a better world?
Thoughts strike from my spine
When man’s world turns woman’s paradise
Eyes vision clear, far, and fine
How about a world for no one?
Thrive, live, win in equity
Joined, greased with humanity
How about a world for everyone?
Amina Ayodeji-Ogundiran is a married, mother of two lovely kids, from Kogi State, Nigeria, currently living in Maryland USA. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Bowie State University, Maryland, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from Bayero University Kano and hopes to pursue her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. In June 2018, she became Certified Life Coach majoring in success and leadership coaching.
As a young mother, family is her number one priority and upon graduation from the Human Resource Development Masters’ Program at Bowie State University in December 2017, she made a deliberate decision to invest more in her writing and coaching career. She is highly inspired by everything that lives and dies, and all that exists both in reality and imaginary worlds.
“As a young mother of two toddlers – a girl and a boy -, I never stop looking forward to the brightest future for my kids. As I thought deeply about this great future for them, I started to predict. Engrossed in deep thoughts as I looked into the eyes of my three-year-old son, my heart shivered a bit. I began to foresee a time when my daughter will be most likely to get desired help than my son. I started to predict a world where women would have their way, simply because they are women. I started to see the birth of ‘a woman’s world’.
If past events and current occurrences predicts the future, then this time is not too far away or maybe it is already here. As much as the way that female have been treated in the past displeases me, the up rise of ‘exclusive’ girl/women empowerment does not sit well in my thoughts, especially since the boy/male counterpart does not get any much kind of near same privilege. The words that rang bells in my head as I wrote ‘Our world’ were: ‘Why pull one up and leave one same?’ I thought that this will lead to another societal imbalance that the world will have to deal with. Overall, my mind tells me that ‘a world for no one and a world for everyone’ may just be the way to go.”