‘Lade feels cheated
because school refuses to be the colorful tales of happy stories
that she had always heard of.
She wakes up every morning
and it feels as though her heart keeps dropping an inch lower down to her feet
because her feet can’t move
they refuse to move .
‘Lade feels stuck
because LAUTECH is not what was promised.
She listens to news from Titilope across Ogbomoso;
Her voice filled with joy and contentment
because Titilope leaves for CDS
while ‘Lade remains stuck on a spot for what seems like a hundred years.
Her body and mind are willing to love forward with school
but the air within the walls of the school is stale.
All she hears are empty promises from the humans
who hold the power on the tip of their tongues
But here is the thing about empty promises
they only pave way for anger and distrust.
Lade feels hopeful
because there are those standing up
Against this slowness
against this stale air hanging around the walls and the trees.
She believes we have in us
the power to make and remake our
future for the better.
‘Lade believes in this,
What do you believe in?
Let us tell your story
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Let your voices make a difference.
PHOTOGRAPHER // TOBILOBA OLUWAROTIMI
MUSE // OMOLADE FELE