The stigma attached to divorce is still well and alive in the 21st century. Divorced women are shamed and ridiculed in Nigeria, especially in the conservative Muslim society. Divorce is looked at as a sign of failure mostly on the part of the woman.
A young Nigerian woman is challenging that perception and pushing for a change with her latest success and slogan #StopShamingDivorcedWomen.
23-year-old Amina Ameera Modibbo battled with divorce stigma and survived domestic violence. Despite the ridicules and humiliation by some family members, who thought she would end up “useless and sleep around”, she went back to school, completed her LLB and graduated from Law School. Few days ago, she was called to the Nigerian Bar and is engaged to an amazing man.
Taking to Instagram to share her inspiring story, Ameera revealed that she got married three years ago at 20 when all she had was an incomplete degree and a supportive mother.
Read her story below:
”AN INSPIRING STORY; MY STORY
Hello, My name is Amina Ameera Modibbo and this is my story
3 years ago if you’d tell me that I’d be called to the Nigerian Bar I’d definitely think you’re crazy or something but here we are Alhamdulillah.
I got married at the age of 20 when all i had was an incomplete law degree and my mom. I was ridiculed and humiliated for being a divorce?e by my closest family and the people I didn’t even know.
My family members thought I’d be useless and sleep around all my life coz that’s what they thought all divorced women do and that got to me.
At first i wanted to give up, thinking all they said to me was going to be true, but i decided to prove them all wrong. I went back to school, got my LLB completed and went to lawschool. I cried my heart out and prayed to god to never let my enemies laugh at me and my mom and here we are with an LL.B and a B.L, and an amazing Fiance?. Who would’ve ever thought
Stop shaming divorced women coz it could be your sister, daughter, niece, aunt or even your mom. No body knows what they’re destined to go through, so pray for Allah to make yours easy on you.
For divorcee?s; no body should stop you from achieving your dreams forget about your past and pray to God for a better future.