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Day 2521: Happy Women’s Day

“Women empower, girls compete!” – Catherine Constantinides

 

It’s 3 : 35 PM on day 2521 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 19:11, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Yesterday Nadine Stander donated $22.70 (thanks so much Nadine for your visit and donation it was a highlight of my somewhat gloomy day) which brings the total raised to $2 875  only $9 625 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot – and had a Woman’s Day braai (barbecue)  with the family at my cousin’s house – with my family is the only place where i’m not trying to prove i’m capable it’s so refreshing that with them and to them i’m not a philanthropist, ability activist or anything else i’m just Nisha who is loved and equal i LOVE that and I LOVE them.

 

Today is Women’s Day here in South Africa – a day that commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws – which has got me thinking about the role of other women in my life everybody from my mother, sister, cousins and extraordinary friends have made me who I am it really does take a village to raise a child, especially a girl child. Happy Women’s Day everyone and to all who’ve made me who I am I thank you so much.

 

Day 2156: “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara on Women’s Day

“Women are the real architects of society.” – Cher

 

It’s 12 : 19  PM on day 2156 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 145: 14,  have breakfast     and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 175 only  $5 325 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

 

Today is Women’s Day here in South Africa – a day that commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws – and in honour of that I’m sharing “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara – a song for EVERY WOMEN. Listen to “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara below:

 

Day 1426: “Mu(sick)” on this Women’s Day

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” ― Cheris Kramarae

 

It’s 12  : 00  PM on day 1426 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth, feed myself egg with bread for breakfast, hang out with family,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,  pray and read Psalm 114.

 

Today being Women’s Day here in South Africa I thought I share with you a great poem I heard recently about the objectification of women in today’s music. Listen to “Mu(sick)” below:

Day 1061: Women’s Day

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.- Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s 2  : 08 PM on day 1061 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,   feed myself boiled egg and   Bran Flakes  for breakfast, pray,    read Judges 20,   publish my Disability of the Day feature and     tweet and Facebook about my campaign – God answers prayers in the most unexpected ways my brother (who turned 13 yesterday) donated $20 of his birthday money to my campaign I was so touched by his generosity I have asked lots of employed people for donations most of them said sorry money is tight right now can’t donate and yet an unemployed 13-year-old was able to donate just goes to show where there’s a will there’s a way 🙂

Today is National Women’s Day on this day 57 years ago more than 50,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (commonly known as the pass laws) of 1950 because of what those women did women like me can go where we want to go and for that I will be forever grateful. Thank you to the women of 1956 for taking a stand and making this country a better place.

Day 330

Kids notice things that we overlook – that what I learned today 🙂

It’s 8: 29 PM on day 330 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself toast, scrambled eggs and sausages for brunch, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – Debbie (@MissShuganah) made a donation yesterday and my aunty and uncle made a second donation today only $1 912.10 more to raise to reach my goal I am SO happy 🙂 – watch TV, feed myself steamed vegetables for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

Last night my siblings and I were watching the seven o’ clock news on which they featured a story about the good work that doctors were doing in Somalia and my brother (who just turned eleven yesterday) said something along the lines of how come they always mention the doctors what about his team what about the nurses the nurses who took care of me (he was in hospital a couple of days ago) weren’t that bad and because I know that what he said was (and still is) so true I would like to say to all the nurses out there I SO appreciate what you do particularly with today being Women’s Day in South Africa I know that most of you are overworked and underpaid but without the healthcare sector would be on its knees so please keep doing what you’re doing and know that your work has value. Have the words of a child made you more appreciative of the people around you?

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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu

Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!