I have a story to tell

Written by Marianna Lawrence | Posted on  18 Mar 2016.

Finding out about your natural talent is not that simple especially considering our African traditions and culture. For instance, in most African families, its parents who decide what career paths their children should take.

They even decide our personal lives like to who, how and when you should get married. It took me a while to come to my senses that I am a good writer.

It was never a skill that I knew I had, especially since all I ever received in High School English class were C grades.

I remember when I was in primary school, I use to spend 150/= tsh in buying magazine just to read stories. I was so ready to miss snacks at lunch time in school so as to get a magazine for a story I loved how the writers give their stories, how they carried me away and feel a part of it. I remember sometimes some of the stories made me cry and that’s how I started realizing my writing talent as a story teller.

I admit I am a bit lazy in writing but still I can tell stories and since I am in a media industry now I also give my presentation through story telling. I take massages and deliver them to a community as a lesson through story I take a message put myself in the shoes and carry it as my own that captures peoples’ emotions and minds that easily helps to bring a positive change in a society.

You can agree with me that a way message is being delivered to the society counts so much in making them accept or ignore it. I can help my Tanzanian society from undermining women by putting myself in every woman issue, in every difficult situation I deliver that story as if it were mine to make the society feel what I feel as a woman hence that will bring change and I believe in time as the motto of women’s day this year portrays 50/50 is going to be attained soon.