First Word: What sort of woman are you?
Posted Saturday, February 16 2013 at 00:00
There is a lot to be excited about in this issue. What with the main story being about the well-known comedienne, Ann Kansiime. One other lady I’m most excited about is, however, our Full Woman of the Week, Brenda Maraka. I have never met this fashion designer although I have heard about and from her, and liaised with her many times on phone and online. When I saw her pictures for this first time when preparing for this issue, they popped with energy and contentment that I have not seen in a while, especially in these times of dwindling monies and scarce men for spouses, as is commonly alleged. It was little surprise therefore what she had to say in her tips to fellow women, and attitude towards life.
Surprisingly, her story did not turn out to be one of an overly accomplished woman already at the helm, yet. Not even for one with all the basics in her life; just someone that has some of what she would like to have and hopes for more, just like most of us really. Yet, Maraka’s tidbits reveal a contented woman that makes the best of her situation rather than do what would come more naturally for most of us; wallow in self pity and fault finding to establish the cause of our bad luck. Maraka seems to gladly grab whatever fruit life throws her way, make whatever concoction of it and drink up, happily. It is no wonder she is a businesswoman! Read on, see what I mean.
This woman got me seriously pondering on whether I was the sort of woman that seized opportunities, embraced and celebrated life, or the one that spent my life chaisng after what still eludes me without as much as appreciating and making do with what I have at every moment in my life. Brenda Maraka, in her small snippets atop our pages, inspired me in her revelations about how she approaches life, and it shows in her pictures that she is contented even though she does not have everything yet. May she inspire you too, in some way, especially to think and decide which woman you want to be.
Then, we have Kansiime who attributes her comics to sheer luck! Really?
This year’s Grammy Awards came and went too, and all eyes were, as expected on the red carpet, including ours. It was bound to be interesting, especially given the limitations on dress code this time. And Hollywood did not fail to awe even without exposing their bossoms and bottoms, as stipulated in the regulations. There were those that wowed, and those that simply floored us with how terrible they looked. We made our picks, good and bad, and tell you why they deserved to be the ones that feature on our fashion page.
My parting shot for this week: We (women) need to seriously think about how much we have acquired in terms of gender freedom and rights, and more importantly, decide what we want to do with it all, individually!