I have known this woman all my life, like literally, ever since I became aware of myself as an individual. Growing up, she was the one I looked up to. I placed her on this pedestal and wanted to be just like her. I mimicked everything she did, tried to speak like her, and most of the clothes I had growing up were hers; hand-me-downs which I absolutely loved because that was me one step closer to “being just like her”.
Who is she, you ask? Well, her name is Bukola Omole (nee Arowosafe), my big sister. And why did I want to be like her? Because in my eyes, she was perfect. She was the perfect role model a teenage girl going through puberty and clueless as ever, could ask for. (more…)