Who Am I? A poem from Nigeria

In June 2018, the Nigerian Girl Guides held its first national Action on Body Confidence training event. Inspired by the experience, Abule Baranimiegha, a 29 year old leader from Bayelsa state shared her thoughts in a poem:



I am Me

My appearance has nothing to do with my personality

My personality and interest defines my uniqueness

Being myself in a world that is constantly trying to change me into someone else

Has been my greatest achievement

My individuality is a pointer to my functionality

Why struggle to fit in when I can stand out

I was born an original can’t die an imitation

I am ME

Free Being Me!