the amount of confidence i have these days really surprises me. If 5 years ago me saw me now she would not believe her eyes. I was walking through the mall today and happened to catch my reflection in a mirror as i walked by. back straight, head held high, power strutting. its incredible how far ive come. even during my job interview today i was just a picture of security. not really worried but just resting in full confidence, in myself and in my Lord. honestly without Him i don’t know what my life would be like today.
confidence backed with self-esteem. i am loving this.
autocorrect has spoiled me. manually typing capital letters and apostrophes is tiring.
“There is no African, myself included, who does not appreciate the help of the wider world, but we do question whether aid is genuine or given in the spirit of affirming one’s cultural superiority. My mood is dampened every time I attend a benefit whose host runs through a litany of African disasters before presenting a (usually) wealthy, white person, who often proceeds to list the things he or she has done for the poor, starving Africans. Every time a well-meaning college student speaks of villagers dancing because they were so grateful for her help, I cringe. Every time a Hollywood director shoots a film about Africa that features a Western protagonist, I shake my head — because Africans, real people though we may be, are used as props in the West’s fantasy of itself. And not only do such depictions tend to ignore the West’s prominent role in creating many of the unfortunate situations on the continent, they also ignore the incredible work Africans have done and continue to do to fix those problems.”