Since International Women’s Day, (which was the 8th of March 2019), I’ve been sharing one interview a day.
To celebrate them, I’ve interviewed the women in my life to share their perspective on things. I included parents, siblings, cousins, aunties and even friends.
It’s no secret that we live in a male-dominated global culture and women are often at the shorter end of the stick, especially when they are more than capable to do what men can do in society, and often more! People are people, regardless of gender.
The coin does flip both ways so I look forward to doing one for the guys too.
Today’s interview is with yet another cousin of mine. You’ve already met her mother Anifa and she is one the youngest featured ladies in this series thus far. Meet Sasha…
I feel self development is important. It produces growth which will always get you to where you want to be. Never be afraid to change your habits and challenge yourself.
Interviews coming each day for a month so make sure to subscribe, options found to the right or in the menu above, (or at the very bottom on phone browsers).
I’ve asked all the ladies the same questions and this is what they had to say…
Current location: Bristol, UK
Born in: Harare, Zimbabwe
Hi Sasha, what makes you a woman?
So much makes me a woman, it’s difficult to narrow down without describing what makes me Sasha, but I would say that being able to put others’ needs before mine and being able to multi-task, even when under pressure.
Who is one of the women you respect the most and why?
My mother is the woman I respect the most. She has always pushed through, regardless of what she goes through.
She has made the biggest sacrifices in order for me to be where I am today. She has the biggest heart and I am truly blessed to have her in my life.
If you were a man, what do you think life would be like as compared to now?
Hmm I not 100% sure on this one…
I feel like it could go either way. However, there are definitely different standards for women and men.
In society, I believe it’s getting a little better but looking within my African culture, I feel there’s still a strong belief that the man is the breadwinner and the woman must stay home with children, cleaning and cooking.
What do you struggle with the most in life?
Being patient. Everything great in life takes time.
I try to work on this as I know I can achieve so much more with being patient.
What do you enjoy the most in life?
I enjoy cooking! I want be an amazing cook just like my mother. Nothing warms my heart more than homemade food.
Check my working food page on instagram: Africa_Tastes
I also enjoy planning and organising. I have a long list of places I want visit and things I want to achieve.
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you I have my whole year written down, and what I want to achieve each month.
What one thing would you like to tell all the women out there?
If you think it is impossible then it will be impossible, but think that it is possible regardless of what things like look like at that moment in time. You’ll be surprised what you can achieve.
Us women are great and can achieve anything.
What one thing would you like to tell all the men out there?
Always work to be your best self and everything around you will be the best.
What is your dream?
My dream is to be successful in my career, have a family of my own and to give back to my mother.
To build a life with purpose, happiness and the word of god.
To constantly be my best self.
Also maybe turn my enjoyment of cooking into something more.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I feel self development is important. It produces growth which will always get you to where you want to be.
Never be afraid to change your habits and challenge yourself.
I believe life is a learning process, it will be great but it will test you too. So always be prepared to grab it by the horns and not let it make you become weak.
Thanks Sasha xo
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