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Journey back to self-love
“If you have no confidence in self, you have been twice defeated in the race of life” African Proverb  
In a perfectly balanced world, nobody would ever feel like they are ‘not enough’. The reality is, at some point or another, most of us have felt that way. Wether you’re African, Asian, Caucasian or mixed ‘race’, you most likely know how it feels to dislike something about yourself. We, especially as women, support & empower the very system that tells us that “we are not enough just as we are”. I too violated myself for many years, by complying to non-sensical standards and ideals of “beauty”. In so doing, I willfully & un-knowingly exposed myself to countless toxins, when it comes to diet, health & ‘beauty’ matters. Today, the one thing I wouldn’t trade for all the riches in the world, is the un-conditional love I now have for self. I now live a healthy life-style, & I no longer put toxic chemicals in my hair in order to straighten it. I believe in the healing power of real, unadulterated, whole food, & a healthy, positive attitude. As far as appearance is concerned, I do my best to look after what I have & others’ negative opinions are not my concern. In 2009 I was diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids. A re-occuring theme during my research, was that they are mostly prevalent in African women, but nobody could give me a good explanation as to what the causes are. In my Fibroid Series, I document every step of my journey from diagnosis to post-recovery. I kept a detailed 6 day post-surgery diary , because I thought, possibly, quite possibly, someone, somewhere in the world will one day be facing what I faced, & if this diary could give them some kind of foresight & comfort regarding what to possibly expect, then my agony would not have been in vain......
                            Part I
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