Wear what you want to wear – Chimamanda Adichie tells Nigerian women (video)
Chimamanda Adichie in an interview with CNN African voices, advised women to wear what they want to wear and also exercise freedom over the choices they make.
According to the celebrated author and feminism advocate, it is important that women live their lives on their own terms, knowing they don’t have to do what others expect of them.
Chimamanda Adichie who told women to wear what they want to wear, added that it is think it’s mentally exhausting to do live on stereotypical expectations. She said;
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 kind of thinking about what people expected and what people wanted. And I think it’s mentally exhausting to do that. 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.
Here is a video of the interview below;