Are Nigerian Senators Misogynists?

Merely two weeks ago, the whole world gathered and joined in celebration of the woman. There were encomiums poured on women and their greatness. For the most part, we all agreed that woman was worthy of celebration as far as she is the first black woman to reach the moon, or the first woman to get an Ivy League degree, or the first woman to become the head of a corporation, or the first woman to become president etc. Look, these are great achievement however you cut it. But as long as we keep having only "firsts" for women, as long as we keep expecting women to be extraordinary before we can praise them, we are failing in terms of gender equality. The true mark of equality is when you hire a woman not because she's extraordinary, but because she's good enough. When it becomes the norm that a woman heads a country, when it's the norm that a woman heads a corporation (again, not because she's an ivy-leaguer), that's when we are getting somewhere.

How To Be Succesful

Easy peasy. I just found the answer.

Random Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle

There is no promise that what I say here will help you lose weight. I wish I could promise that; I would probably have a multi million business now, since everyone is in the business of losing weight lol. Drop a few pounds, become a weight-loss consultant hahaha. My generation can be so predictable, it's hilarious. Anyway, should you want to imbibe a healthy lifestyle, then you can consider some of what I say below.

Friday Reflections

1.) My sister is truly a gift that keeps giving.

2.) I'm a teeny weeny disappointed in some people.

3.) Can we please stop with the Trump hysteria? It's not the apocalypse (or maybe it is) but really, stop.

International Women's Day, 2016

"Some people ask: 'Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights or something like that?' Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general- but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending  that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. That the problem was not about being human, but specifically about being female human. For centuries, the world divided human beings into two groups and then proceeded to exclude and oppress one group. It is only fair that the solution to the problem acknowledge that." - Chimamanda Adichie

Book of the Month: Year of Yes

Shonda Rhimes released a memoir last year chronicling her journey to a more conscious and intentional living. The year before she wrote the book, her sister had inadvertently mentioned at the kitchen table that Rhimes always said no to everything. That seemingly innocuous statement would inspire her to dare herself to say YES more often. That was the birth of the memoir. Because I'll read/watch anything Shonda Rhimes, when my sister asked what book I wanted as a graduation present, it was an easy one: Year of Yes. I loved it!

Friday Reflections

1.) One day I will host a party/gathering and invite Shonda Rhimes, Chimamanda Adichie, Sheryl Sandberg, Michelle Obama and Ayeesha Curry. We'll all gather around a table to talk/gist and all will be well with the world.