The co-convener of the “Bring Back Our Girls” Motion, Aisha Yesufu, recognized for her fearless stance on Nationwide points, is the newest cowl girl of Guardian Life Magazine as she talks about being a lady little one in Northern Nigeria, feminism, spiritual fake, marriage and being a “BBOG” warrior.
Born in Northern Nigeria, the place the feminine little one is predicted to maintain mute on sure points, little Aisha Yesufu was already breaking the principles by talking out at any time when there was injustice.
Learn excerpts from her interview:
On rising up, she says:
“Even though my parents or adults were angry at me for speaking up especially when it does not favour them; when they had that need to have someone that was unbiased to look at issues, they would call me.”
“I have the gift to look at issues from both sides even when I am involved and when I am not. I am able to tell people, “okay look at it like this”. My mom would all the time say, ‘nobody wins in your court’, however in that very same court docket when they need the problems to be instructed plainly, they’d come.”
On Feminism and Marriage:
“I am very, very lazy. My parents used to say, ‘Is everything book?’ Even when my husband proposed, I told him, I am lazy and I hate housework, I hate cooking and he was ready to go with it.”
“I set systems in place to work for me. I hire and pay people to make me jobless. By the grace of God, I will never work for anybody so I have time on my hands.”
“Being brought up to expect that a man that will take of you, it was my husband that taught me to be financially independent so that I can have control over my voice and not be dependent.”
On being a Convey Again Our Women warrior;
“Growing up, the average Nigerian was taught that you should not question elders. They grew up with how not to question authority and it went on through school. Now that they have become adults, they have used government to replace parents so they don’t question authority.”
“Fortunately, we are seeing more movements like BBOG inspire them to stay on course. They are realising that the office of the citizen is actually the highest office in the land. They are realizing that we don’t need permission from the police to protest but protection.”
“Whatever I am doing today, I am fighting for that little girl that I was that yearned for help, that begged to be helped with a textbook so that I can read and pass my exams. If I ever give up that fight, I will be giving up on myself.”
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