Chimamanda Adichie is sending a lot of love to all the women out they as she advises them to do whatever pleases them including wearing whatever they like.
She made this known during an interview with CNN’s special program on Africa, ‘African Voices.’ The award-winning author said it is important that women do not have to do anything to please anyone.
“Wear what you want to wear. I say that as kind of a joke. But in a larger sense, I think it would be, don’t think you have to do what people want you to do. Increasingly, in part of growing older for me, I’m 41, and when I was 30, when I was 27, I think I was a lot more invested in the kind of thinking about what people expected and what people wanted. And I think it’s mentally exhausting to do that.
“Don’t think you have to do what people want you to do,” Nigerian author @chimamanda_adichie advises young women to exercise freedom over their choices and not have to perform for somebody else. #IWD2019 #AfricanVoices10 @cnnvision
“And, you take away from yourself, the energy that you could have used to do things that are actually meaningful to you. Now, I feel old and wise and I would say to that younger version of myself, and actually, I’ll say also to young women all over the world to, it’s so important not to think that you have to perform for somebody else. It’s really important to, what I like to call own yourself,” she said.
Chimamanda Adichie isn’t just known authoring some of the best books around but is popular for statements like this which eventually makes her trend. Times without numbers, statements which are seen as controversial has been credited to her.