Women’s Unity Movement presents the second of our TRUTH Series; the focus of the second segment being the struggles we face with finding our identity. In this segment we will hear from 5 diverse women who will each share their own personal stories on the struggles they face and how they overcame this, in a world where we are heavily influenced by society and social media. I pray this segment is not only relatable to so many but that it also helps give strength to those facing the same obstacle and in turn helps them on their own journey of discovering their truest self.
My intentions for all various segments of the TRUTH series is to educate others who may not be aware of such issues, whether it’s because it has never been a challenge they themselves have faced, to educate those whom are aware but choose to ignore the issue/s and lastly to help encourage others in being brave in speaking out. As we know, knowledge is key.
First up we have Sadiyah Hassan. Sadiyah is a 25-year-old wife, mother and Marriage / Family Therapist who resides in Long Beach, California. Her diverse background has allowed her to not only live in different countries, but to experience the impact society has on individuals. Being an individual who was consumed by societal factors and wanting to fit in, Sadiyah decides to break the mold and take herself on a self-love journey in order to figure out who she really is.
“At a point, you get tired of struggling with your identity. You just want to be happy and not have to feel depressed, ashamed nor having the need to continuously be comparing yourself to every other woman”. In this video we will hear Sadiyah share her frustration and guilt for making major life decisions while still not knowing who she was. “I looked in the mirror and I was married, and I had two kids and I thought to myself, what the fuck did I do”.