I really cannot believe three years have rolled by so fast. It has been a roller coaster ride getting here, from learning how to start a blog to learning how to interview people, learning to open up about Adenomyosis and giving awareness.
Today as we turn three, we are adding an even more exciting project to our list. This is something really close to my heart.
Growing up with very heavy periods, my mum had to spend a lot, and I mean a lot of money on pads because I could not use the regular simple pads but had to use maternity ones and layer up. Even that most times did not do much. Looking now at how much I invest on pads and knowing how much it costs for a girl to afford a pack, how much more three to four packs a month, and also seeing how much period poverty exists in Nigeria, I have decided to not just expand my Adenomyosis awareness but also become an advocate for period poverty. You may think this is not necessary in 2020, but there are still so many young girls and even women who still use cloths and newspapers during their periods. This is heartbreaking. I hope that as we go into this new phase , we can all work together to make the girl child feel loved.
I am totally looking forward to putting a smile on the faces of each girl, one at a time. The Sisi Alero Project will kick off once schools open.
A big shout out to every single person who has supported this blog, from interviews to guest posts, to those who help with all I need in making it all possible. Thank you so much for trusting me with your stories. Here’s to many more years of awesomeness.