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What they call odd I call unique by Boluwatiwi Ayo-Opaleke

Full Name: Boluwatiwi Ayo-Opaleke
Country Represented: Nigeria

Why did you enter this storytelling contest?

As a change and adaptive leadership enthusiast. I am all about inspiring and communicating positive change. I believe that our lives can be better, richer, if we embrace learning as a lifestyle. I believe that your platform will help amplify my voice and message.

What does storytelling mean to you?

Storytelling is both a science and an art. It is an effective and efficient communication tool that allows others to go on a journey with you without necessarily going anywhere physically. It can be used to challenge unhealthy rhetorics, change narratives, influence cultures and considerations.

Why did you tell this story?

The experience shared in my story has helped me appreciate self love better and has allowed me to enter a space of empathy that not many are fortunate to experience. It serves as an anchor for how I approach many things today.

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385 thoughts on “What they call odd I call unique by Boluwatiwi Ayo-Opaleke”

  1. Joseph F Ibilola

    Bolu , good job a very good narrative. “Omo daddy “. Those seniors were very wicked.I wish and hope you win , because you are wonderfully , fearfully and uniquely made by God.

  2. This is a very interesting story.
    It also reminded me of some of what I went through in my own boarding school as a boarder, in the hands of the “so called seniors.
    She told the story as it is, concise and straightforward.
    The story also encourages any individual who thinks she is not accepted by some particular group of people to cheer up.
    We are all created in a unique and wonderful way.

  3. Oluwatosin Opaleke

    I likd the story. There is a king in everyone of us. Our diversity and uniqueness is God’s way of distinguishing us from one another! Never let anyone look down on your uniqueness for therein lies your greatness. Good job!

    1. I’ve always loved reading your write-ups on Facebook, they are usually very interesting, this piece is no exception. I wish you all the very best in this challenge.

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