In this episode, I’m joined by Ngozi Kemjika of Simply NGO. Ngozi joins me to share her story of how she has been able to love herself and be confident in herself again after feeling like she wasn’t worthy or good enough due to bullying.
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Ngozi was bullied in school from the time she was about 11 to 12 years old, and the bullying lasted for about two and a half years. The bullying was mostly mental but there was some physical bullying as well. Ngozi also experienced difficulties because she is dark skinned and from an African background.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
The bullying that Ngozi experienced left her feeling like she wasn't worthy, or pretty, or good enough, which ultimately led her to engage in self-harming behavior. Ngozi has also struggled with the fear of rejection and issues related to self-love.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Ngozi has worked on training herself to think positively and to see herself in a positive light. She's worked on learning who she really is and developing the confidence to be herself. Ngozi's faith has also been very important in her healing.
What Ngozi does today: Ngozi is a writer, model, and co-owner of a fashion accessories company.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Ngozi's Answer: Never overlook what lessons your story is bringing you and trust your journey.
SimplyNgo.com - Ngozi's blog where you can learn about everything she has going on
Instagram - Ngozi's Instagram profile
Twitter - Ngozi's Twitter profile
REWIRED - Ngozi's podcast channel
ZI & LUWA - the fashion accessories company Ngozi co-owns
6 Women Celebrate Their Defining Features - the Teen Vogue article that Ngozi is featured in
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