Heya! So today we have Samuella Takyi Buachie with the brand name @Sincerely Samuella. She is a Ghanaian Us based young lady who has got the strength and tenacity like that of Michelle Obama or Hilary Clinton. She studies at Drexel University and was an intern at Google in recent times. She describes herself as a part-time blogger and a full time food lover (love the sound of that). She makes food come alive trust me. Well, I will leave her to do all the talking while we take some notes.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the ever glamorous, sensational, lovely Samuella.
Nelia: In a few words, who is Samuella?
SS: I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa and moved to the US for more educational opportunities. I am now a Junior at Drexel University studying Finance and Marketing with minors in International Economics and International Area Studies.
NELIA: What drives you as a young Christian woman?
SS: One trait that I developed and I think has really shaped me into who I am today is the fact that I am selfmotivated. Due to my personal background and interests, I am extremely selfmotivated and I am always thinking about what else I can get involved in. I cannot sit idle, at all.
NELIA: She can’t sit idle. Its not enough to just sit around and look pretty as a woman. Remember the proverbs 31 woman?
Anyway so what’s your opinion on the purpose of womanhood?
SS: I have had a lot of time to think about the purpose of womanhood and I always go back to this quote as it sums it up perfectly: “It’s definitely difficult being a woman and growing up a girl. When you’re graceful, people say you lack personality; when you’re serene, people say you’re boring; when you’re confident, people say you’re arrogant; when you’re feminine, people say you’re too girly; and when you climb trees, people say you’re too much of a tomboy! As a woman, you really need to develop a very strong sense of self and the earlier you can do that,the better! You have to be all the things that you are, without allowing other people’s ignorance change you! I realized that they don’t know what grace is, they can’t identify serenity, they have inferiority complexes, they are incapable of being feminine, and they don’t know how to climb trees!” ― C. JoyBell C.
NELIA: Too much to take in from that quote. Thank you.
On that note, Would you think of Womanhood as a Vulnerability?
SS: No, I do not. A lot of people think that women are vulnerable creatures just walking around but I actually think otherwise. Anyone can be vulnerable at the end of the day it is solely up to the person if they would like to be vulnerable. We always have a choice. Always.
NELIA: We always have a choice! Is there any woman who in your opinion has got it right and whom you look up to?
SS: I have a few women I look up to in no particular order, of course: Rachel Maddow, Michelle Obama, Shirley Frimpong Manso, Lucy Quist, Priscilla Chan, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. To me, all of these women have one thing in common: Grit.
NELIA: And now to the question of the century, who is a phenomenal woman in your opinion?
SS: All of the women I listed above are phenomenal women and they are doing great work in their respective communities, irrespective of obstacles.
NELIA: Any advise to the young christian woman out there?
SS: I have a couple of Bible verses that really speak to me and I believe every young Christian woman should be aware of these verses:
James 1:27 (NIV):
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking
anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without
finding fault, and it will be given to you.
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a
wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Proverbs 4:23 (NIV):
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Psalm 37:311 (NIV):
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
NELIA : Wow. It’s a long read but it’s worth it. Thank you soo much Samuella. We sure look forward to having you here again.