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As a young Black woman, my journey began in a small village tucked away in the heart of Meru, Kenya. Growing up admist the rustling trees and golden fields, my dreams soared higher than the tallest mountain peaks that surrounded us. Education was my gateway to a world beyond the confines of our village, and I embraced it with every fiber of my being.

From the humble village high school, I embarked on a transformative journey that led me to the prestigious halls of the University of Nairobi. It was a leap into the unknown, a path less traveled by those who shared my background. Yet, armed with determination and resilience, I pursued my passion for understanding the human mind through the study of psychology.

Choosing psychology was a decision met with puzzled expressions from my family and neighbors. In a community where traditional careers held sway, venturing into the realm of psychology was a deviation from the norm. However, I held steadfast to my convictions, fueled by an insatiable curiosity to unravel the mysteries of the human psyche.

The university became my crucible, shaping not only my academic prowess but also molding me into the woman I am today. It was a place where I discovered the power of my voice, where I learned to advocate for myself and others who were marginalized or unheard. In lecture halls filled with diverse perspectives, I found my own voice resonating with clarity and purpose.

Outside the confines of academia, I embarked on another creative pursuit that set my soul on fire—I became an author. At a young age, I poured my experiences, dreams, and aspirations onto the pages of three books. Thrive, The how’s of anger and African Daughters. These books create awareness on mental health, bring light to self-awareness, empower and coach both males and females. They are not just theories but backed up by research and statistics. Each word was a testament to my journey, a reflection of the struggles and triumphs that defined my path. Through storytelling, I found solace and liberation, weaving narratives that echoed the resilience of my community and the richness of our heritage.

However, my journey did not stop there. In the digital age, I embraced the power of content creation and authenticity. Through social media platforms and digital channels, I found a medium to amplify my voice and connect with a global audience. It was a space where I could celebrate my identity as a Black woman, sharing my stories and insights with the world.

Today, as I stand at the intersection of my past and present, I am humbled by the recognition and rewards that have come my way. But more than accolades, it is the journey itself that has shaped me—a journey marked by courage, resilience, and unwavering faith in the power of dreams.

My story is a testament to the countless possibilities that lie beyond the confines of tradition and expectation. It is a celebration of the strength and beauty that resides within every Black woman, a reminder that our voices matter, our stories are worthy, and our dreams can defy gravity.

As an African woman or man, you can be whatever you want to be. Just dream, have passion and be consistent.

Written by Psychologist Kinya Nina Gitonga.

Kinya is an author, psychologist and trainer.

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3 Comments

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    NDAISI SCHOLASTICA NDUNGE

    May 17, 2024

    We learn, unlearn and relearn.The world is waiting for material like you for the next generation ❤️❤️go girl

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    Lizbeth Nyawira

    May 17, 2024

    [email protected]

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    Jackson kaimenyi

    May 18, 2024

    Congratulations , for sure a journey of thousands miles start with a single step

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