Just a young woman, maturing as i move through this thing called life. An old soul born in the wrong era. Always trying to figure out my next step and leaving those behind who don't want success as bad as i do. An avid thinker and extraordinary individual living in an ordinary world. CT is home, but i refuse to grow old here. Black is beautiful <3. When u think you've got me, you've never really gotten me at all....and i'm just scratching the surface.
My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”
“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” - Warsan Shire