“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
At Stand To End Rape, we understand that giving back is at the core of humanity and we love to recognize our volunteers, who go above and beyond in the fight against sexual violence and actively contributing to the day-to-day running of our initiative.
This month, we would like to recognize Ayomide Ogunsiakan Onaopemipo who is an active and efficient volunteer in the communications department at STER. In getting to know more about Ayomide, we asked her a few questions:
What or who inspires you?
For Ayomide, the first thing that came to her mind regarding this question is, as weird as it may sound, seeing something that started from the bottom, evolves into a beautiful masterpiece inspires her to trust the process that her dreams are never too big.
Who? Jola Ayeye, the co-host of the I Said What I Said podcast and co-founder of Salt and Truth TV. There is so much about her tenacity and how passionate she is about the things she loves.
What is your Mantra?
Ayomide’s mantra is “We move”
She chose this because sometimes while trying so hard to gain control of everything, you lose everything.
What do you do for fun?
Ayomide believes she isn’t such a fun-loving person but reading books, stalking people (for research purposes of course), and dancing in front of the mirror makes her happy.
What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
Ayomide says that there will always be bigger problems outside of writing WAEC and getting to study law at the University of Ilorin, and you eventually have to figure them out. Her advice to her 15-year-old self is, stop being scared about everything.
What is your definition of a ‘Safe Nigeria’?
According to Ayomide, a Safe Nigeria is a place where the laws no longer protect rapists. Where I can dress how I want without being scared of harassment. And where the laws no longer stifle the growth of the young people.
STER appreciates all your hard work. Thank you for being part of us. We are proud of you Ayomide!!!