She Writes Woman’s 2nd Anniversary | April 28th, 2018
She writes Woman was founded by Hauwa Ojeifo with the objective of normalising the conversation on mental health and illnesses by giving mental health a voice in Nigeria. Even though I had resulted to writing about my bipolar journey as a way of creating awareness for mental health and reducing the stigma, when I first came across the She Writes Woman Facebook page I was excited. And I am still very excited as I write this. Why? Because, when I was diagnosis in 2003 with Bipolar Disorder, the first thing I did was to search for a platform here in Nigeria, where mental health issues were discussed, more like a support group, and in the absence of non, In 2014, I started blogging about my journey. My blog became my safe place.
Here are a few highlights from some of the speakers.
Embrace your reality. That’s the first step to finding your voice.
As human beings we were born to inspire.
Find your voice and live your biggest dreams. Each of us has what it takes to succeed on their own Lanes.
Who are the people you admire?
Why do you admire them? In some cases, it’s the power of resilience they display.
The people we admire are people we want to become.
Pay attention to the people you are attracted to.
Your voice is important.
Allow yourself to be.
Enjoy who you are.
The most powerful expression of your brand is to be who you are.
Every message has an audience.
Embrace your personal power. Embrace yourself!
You rob the world when you refuse to express yourself.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM IN THE MINDFULLNESS SESSION
One way to practice mindfulness is to positively affirm yourself. There’s so much power in positive affirmations.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM MRS PRECILLA BENJAMIN-OLAOYE
The moment your story begins to feel stale to you then you know it’s time to check your motives again. Properly, it’s time to evolve.
Sharing our stories makes us vulnerable but if we are certain that the motive of sharing is to encourage another person and not to seek attention, then we are good to go.