“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Wilson

1st nurse to have dreadlocks in a top-tier Kenyan hospital.

One of very few nurses to quit her job and set up an independent midwifery practice. Definitely the first one to build a recognisable brand around one.

The person behind the first birth centre serving upper income clientele in Nairobi.

The list of successes and firsts can get quite long. It’s not a sign that she set out to do what was easy and therefore faced the least resistance. Nope. It was, and still is, very hard.

There have been successes. There have also been failures. But that’s the life of an entrepreneur and a visionary. The kind of person who has real impact on people’s lives. Stuff happens on the way to a long list of successes.

Fear could easily have kept her from trying. Fear of failure, fear of public opinion, perhaps even fear of success (whatever that means).

She hasn’t let fear slow her down much. She still manages to do epic stuff.

I love her to pieces and I’m very proud of her.

She’s powerful beyond measure, a child of God and real life window to God’s glory.

She is not inadequate.

Lucy Muchiri is unstoppable.

Are you?



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