About the Author

Anume Orukari is a Black feminist and community storyteller. Anume is interested in equity, inclusion, and belonging for marginalized communities. Anume is a creative thinker, problem solver, writer, and lover of history. She often wonders what it would be like if inequitable policies and systems did not exist.

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  1. I pray during your travels that God’s spirit of healing embrace you. There is nothing impossible for God. HEALING is a lifestyle.

  2. The best gift you can give yourself is a healed version of you. I get the privilege of seeing you do the work in real life and you are truly so inspiring. Keep pushing because your dream come true is just around the corner.

    I really needed this today. Thank you.

    • Thank you my sweet friend for being there during my lowest moments when I felt so alone and reminding me that God loved and had me covered! This story is a celebration of sisterhood and friendship! Love you ❤️

    • Thank you for all the advice dear friend! I had no idea what to do and you came in and save the day like Moon Girl. Love you ❤️

  3. Sister. There is no funny in heartbreak. But there will be joy in the morning. The morning can easily look like months, years all seeming like forever. I appreciate so much you sharing your love and your pain. It is getting you strong and giving us hope for our own strength. You are beautiful, smart, wise and worth all the jewels in the world. In your moments of mindfulness ponder on that. You are a survivor. Soon you will be a thriver.
    Abundant Living Now

    • I am gilding to that promise. I know that weeping is only for a night and joy comes in the morning. I look forward the morning heart stops aching. Thank you for the encouragement!

    • I am holding on to that promise. I know that weeping is only for a night and joy comes in the morning. I look forward to the morning when heart stops aching. Thank you for the encouragement!

  4. Thank you for sharing this Anume 💕 heartbreak is never easy.. but you’re consciously doing everything you can to heal and I admire you for that, strong women cry too, life is super hard but we’re stronger and our dark days will only make the sunny ones brighter ❤️ sending you all my love and healing energy 🫶🏻

  5. What a powerful story. 👏 You brought me along on your journey, trials. I felt your struggle in these words and felt your compassion for self. Vulnerable and moving, I wanted more.

  6. Anume your heart and soul was vibrantly displayed in the words. Although painful, you have redirected this challenging time in your life to something hopefully and encouraging to others. God has something great for you. And I’m excited to see your journey.

    • I love you so much ❤️ thank you for being you and all the comfort and wisdom during this season of transition in my life!

  7. Beautiful written. Hope to hear more from you in the future. May you continue to heal and be unapologetic yourself along the way.Much love to you Sis 💕

  8. Love the mantra. What a great way to accept what happens in life. We inevitably lose things we wanted to keep and meet with what we find unpleasant. May you be well and truly happy no matter what.

  9. Anume! I am so proud of you. This is a wonderful piece you’ve written. Thank you for sharing this part of your journey 💜

  10. The vulnerability to be present. To truly feel and embrace those raw emotions. Eloquently describe and be in tune with self. Affirms that we have a right to feel what we feel and not to conform. Appreciate your sincerity and bravery. Your soul has purpose. Hope to read more of your work.

  11. Beautifully written – thank you for sharing your pain and steps towards healing in this article. You are a beautiful person inside and out and sharing your journey will help other women going through similar challenges.

  12. Anume’s writing is so wonderfully evocative! This is a beautiful piece that really speaks to the personal experience of how pain and healing intertwine.

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