|| THE RISE OF WOMEN IS NOT ABOUT THE FALL OF MEN ||
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020. I am looking forward to sharing a few things about me below… Please share about yourselves… I look forward to reading and hearing a bit about your stories!
· I’ve always been passionate about the health and wellbeing of women. Whilst I studied my degree in Sociology I wrote my dissertation on ‘The health and health inequalities of ethnic minority women.’ I was awarded a first for this work from The University of Nottingham. I am also dyslexic. For those of you unsure what a dissertation is, it ‘s the best part of a 12000-word essay and the final piece I wrote in my third year of study
· I have saved up since the age of 16 (20 years ago) because from this age I knew one day I wanted to start my own business (which I was able to start 3 years ago at1.SPACE). I knew I wanted independence, freedom and the ability to make my own decisions…. And by my actions I could show others if they wanted/willed it they could too. I am now starting to live my dream, creating a little slice of paradise on earth, bringing people together and having a hand in creating a world I want to live in and want my niece and nephew to grow into
· I won a place to attend The University of Nottingham and a First in the Family Scholarship to do so. My life has been anything but easy. I’ve been manipulated, taken advantage of and struggled with tragedy… I doubt I am alone with this. I briefly bring it to light because the path I have walked has shaped what I now dedicate my life force energy to doing: creating a space that helps us learn and experience how to be at1. “to be at1. means to feel relaxed and in harmony with ourselves and others.’ I feel humbled to be in a position where I can use my voice and power to help others exercise their right to choice, freedom and equality
Coming back to the title: ‘The rise of women is not about the fall of men.’ Although I have not experienced positive male figures in my direct family I am fortunate enough in my later life to be surrounding, advised and lifted up by some seriously amazing men. Thank you to you, to my mother, my grandmother who always was/is a force to be reckoned with, to my souls sister’s and to everyone who makes our. SPACE – your. SPACE We need balance between masculine and feminine, within ourselves and with those around us. We are in this together. Let’s use our experiences to help create a better day. All my love Yassy x
#IWD2020 #EachforEqual #nottingham