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Chitupa Pawhindo

She thought an iPhone X will hurt her ex and intimidate her next,
But I told her girl, relax, put some wax on and flex.
You don’t want to be the type that they date and leave,
The type that has nothing but their body to sell so that they can live.
I gave her the Sarah type of flow but she got nothing, the meaning in particular,
I thought she was vibing until she requested some vernacular.
Ndikamuti mwanasikana zvikoshse
Wanano haziyo raramo
Chinhu chakanaka asi hachisicho chega.
See, marriage is not an achievement,
Marriage is not an achievement,
Marriage is not an achievement.

Don’t fold your arms and choke your dreams
Because you met a guy who looks like King T’Challa
Baby girl, Wakanda and Vibranuam are fantasies.
Look beyond that massive rib cage, that hoarse voice, yes like mine, listen beyond those sweetie, honey, lovey, bunny
Chase gold not platinum, make the best your minimum.
Don’t accommodate any type of a guy, you are not a stadium.
Don’t be Ms I Take Everything Dot Com.
Girl child empowerment is not giving her money, sanitary wear or clothes,
It’s telling her that she is beautiful, that she is enough,
That she deserves better, that she has a bright future.
Give her the right mindset, make her see life better.

Look at Dananai Gurira, Mai Charamba, Mai Chisamba, Ruth Makandiwa, Mai Titi, Mai Sky, Tinashe Tafirenyika, Peggie Shangwa, Wadzanai Chiuriri, Rae Lyric here, Ruvheneko, Kirsty Coventry, Ammara, Cindy, Janet Manyowa and my mom, you don’t know her though and countless others.
Girl child you have a lot to look up to,
Girls and women doing it big out there
And you choose to look at the Chung Li, Wild Thoughts, Dinero, Ain’t Your Mama, Formation, Meant To Be for inspiration? Come on.
You don’t wanna marry for money or achievements,
Trust me you don’t wanna be taken as a trophy,
You don’t wanna be subjected to his masculinity because he buys literally everything.
You don’t wanna be taking selfies in his car or apartment so that when you break up you have to delete the posts, yes take ’em all down, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, you don’t want his memories.
How did you make him such a big part of your life?
Yes he might be sugar but definitely not your daddy,
That big stomach is full of lies, the lack of hair on his head is the lack of wisdom in his mind,
Why would he live his wife at home to chase after a school girl?
Some go on to run away from their parents, hanzi kutizira.

He finally pays lobola and forget they don’t have a marriage certificate.
When it all goes wrong society abandons laws
He will kick you out with nothing
Unoongoona kamake up kit, lingerie nekachitupa kako pahwindo.
If you love yourself empower yourself, I’m a man too and I know we are scary sometimes.
But know that
There is power in the girl child so let’s work towards harnessing it.
Tell a girl you love her and mean it, I mean agape obviously.
Care for the Girl Child and empower her.
Say no to gender based violence,
Say no to early marriage.

Today as the According to Stewie Le Savage family we celebrating 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence alongside TheUltraPoet.

Thank you

Published by According to Stewie Le Savage

Tackling your day to day issues and introducing you to new people that might inspire you. Everything according to me #StewieLeSavage a self taught writer who believes that change is possible. Best Humanitarian Blog Award Winner for 2021 under the Zim Bloggers Awards.

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