Married early at 16, cheated out of a decent education and the life I really wanted, spent too damn long in a city I hated. Finally got the courage to leave my husband, went back to school, got a degree, reinvented myself and recaptured my youth and all that I lost due to a cultural expectation. I am now married to a wonderful supportive man. I have questions about my certain aspects of my religion, things that I have now come to realise are unalienable human rights. I have become a very liberal Hausa woman, been there, done that! Non conformist, non conservative. I truly want to make a difference in this world, passionate about female education especially for the muslim girl...which I believe is my calling. Everything happens for a reason and I believe my earlier experiences were just marking a path to my destiny. Welcome to my life.