It's Black History month which is celebrated every year in the month of February, i think its important to celebrate it by acknowledging all our heroes from and beyond this continent who chose to take a stand to call for space for all, who campaigned for equity.
The history of this holiday might not be one that has its roots in Africa BUT i choose to jump on in recognition of the importance to celebrate our heritage and our cultural differences.
Today i want to recognize and appreciate Wangari Maathai. The first African woman to have ever received the Nobel peace prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.
As African women we need to celebrate our story, to recognize our strength and grab hold of our liberation.
Wangari Maathai loved nature and was a die hard advocate for the protection of the environment and I want to follow in her footsteps. To know my passion and run for it...To choose to be more for myself and the generations to come...To choose to stand and be counted as a woman.
So, today, I dedicate Black History Month to her and all our African mums for the courage to run ahead to clear the way for us. We honour you and we stand in the light of your warm legacy.
It is a significant month in history and in love...who will you be celebrating...
(Wangari Maathai pictures courtesy of Google)