Footstools

Nina Dafe is a British born Nigerian living in the UK, she has a real love for communication; as such she is a Speech and Language Therapist by profession with a real passion for blogging, writing and teaching. Her writing style consists of poetry, reflections and essays- all of which have been tied into her book compositions about the matriarchs of the Christian faith. She is most inspired by seeing people manifest their potential through the execution of their God-given talents, vision and purpose. She hopes to empower women, especially, to rise up and demonstrate such gifts through efforts such as The Far Above Rubies Collection (Faraboverubiescollection.com). She is currently an e-member of The Potters House (Dallas).Enjoy!

Potiphar’s wife makes her cameo in the Bible in Genesis 39. To summarise the chapter, for those who don’t recognise this name, she was the one responsible for having Joseph (of technicolour dream coat fame) put in jail under false rape allegations. She is therefore usually represented as one of the vixens or femme fatales of the Bible. Villain though she may be viewed as, her life was significant and therefore contains content that we can learn from.

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Embracing Your Struggles

In 2011, Raquel Jacobs, founded Beyond the Classroom Foundation, an NGO focused on improving education for the less privileged pupils in Public Primary Schools. Since then, she has been working directly with children and youths in marginalized communities in Lagos focusing on education and empowerment for girls. She is a public speak, trainer and Co-founder of Club31 Woman. She is a Global Shaper, a Carrington Fellow and a LEAP Africa SIP Fellow. In the last four years, she has volunteered with numerous organizations including the World Economic Forum on Africa, Uturn Africa and AIESEC.She is currently working on a digital literacy project for children in public primary schools with Microsoft, Tech Camp Pretoria and Afrika Leadership Development Institute. She attends Guiding Light Assembly, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria and fellowships at IGNITE Fellowship.Enjoy!

I was born in Lagos but I am originally from Kaduna state in Nigeria. My parents were amazing, but we lost them a little earlier than expected. My dad died when I was 16 and my mum when I was 19. Life took a different turn after my dad passed on. I immediately became an adult and had to look after 3 boys because my mum was sick almost all the time. I finished secondary school at 16 but couldn’t go to a University immediately for different reasons.

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