Meet The Women In My Life – Part 4 – Abiba

Womens Month 2019 - Abiba-Web

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 my mom’s younger sister Abiba…

Where you are the mother and the father.

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International Women's Day 2019 - Abiba Omar

 

I’ve asked all the ladies the same questions and this is what they had to say…

Abiba Omar

Current location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (which became Harare, Zimbabwe in 1980)

Abiba Omar - 56 - Store Manager
Abiba Omar – 56 – Store Manager

Hiya Aunty, what makes you a woman?

What makes me a women, in a male-dominated world is being a single mum. Where you are the mother and the father.

Who is one of the women you respect the most and why?

My mum Jane Omar who never went to school and raised six children, largely as a single parent. She always demanded the best from us and she taught herself many things.

Abiba with her mother Jane and niece Lynne
Abiba with her mother Jane and niece Lynne

If you were a man, what do you think life would be like, as compared to
now?

Wow. Ummm women are never taken seriously. Never given respect, no matter what post you have at work. Being a male manager would be a different ball game to now, being the only female manager in a male-dominated company. Oh the stories I could tell to demonstrate just that!

What do you struggle with the most in life?

When people talk at you, never actually to you.

What do you enjoy the most in life?

Having my freedom to choose what l want to do in my life.

Abiba Omar
Abiba Omar

What one thing would you like to tell all the women out there?

Being a single mum is not the end of the world, you can still achieve what you want in life.

Abiba Omar
Abiba Omar

What one thing would you like to tell all the men out there?

For them to get off their high horses, we also can do what they can do.

What is your dream?

To live and see my children and grandchildren achieve their dreams and goals in life.

Anything else you would like to add?

God created me in his own image and sees the expression of who he is through me. God values me and l honour him by valuing myself too.

Abiba in primary school
Abiba in primary school

Thanks Abiba xo

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