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Girls Like Me…

I recently had an interesting tête-à-tête with one of my very good friends and casually asked him if he could date me, he said “No, I can’t date a girl like you-you are too opinionated and empowered, you know too much. I need someone I can tame.” I was flattered and offended at the same time. You see, girls like me are not timid, girls like me are not conventional. Girls like me are opinionated and ask too many questions. We ask all the whats, whys and hows. Girls like me prefer the term ladies. Girls like me are super ambitious and have dreams. Girls like me question the society and absurd norms. Girls like me are not made of spice, we are made of tangling ice. Girls like me cannot be controlled, we’re like wildfire that warms your soul.

Woman Running on Sand Near White Concrete Building
Girls like me have plans, either to get to you or to get away from you. Girls like me are stubborn because we are worth every inch of effort. Girls like me work very hard and know what it feels like to earn a living. Girls like me go from shift to shift trying to make ends meet, we graduated first in our class, and even if we had babies before that, we still kick ass. Girls like me don’t go fighting over boys, because we are busy building empires with men who understand our values. Girls like me value loyalty and we have no time for small talk. Girls like me hustle until our feet hurt. Girls like me are not afraid to work the ground up, we sweat at it, maybe a little more. Girls like me swing chairs in the corner office and sign deals in the boardroom.

Person Holding Plant Pot



Girls like me are worth more than a coffee date and a half-eaten sandwich. Girls like me make you think about the future because we know not only to motivate but to get your rolling. You see, girls like me are not afraid to ask you out on a date and foot the bill – we understand equality. We are not angry feminist but we will earn every ounce of your respect. Girls like me do not judge depending on the zeros in your account or whether it’s a six-pack over six cars because we value ambition and futuristic visionary companions.  Girls like me aren’t afraid to stunt it because we earned it.


Two Women In Denim Jackets

Girls like me might pass as being too much, but honey, we are more than enough and are conscious about it. Girls like me travel and value experiences. Girls like me love parties just as much as much as enchanting books. We know about bonds, taxes and investments as we do about different lipstick shades. We love art while still pursuing science. We form solid friendships and clap for our own.  We have morals and values. Girls like me will laugh way too hard at your jokes and make you feel at home. Girls like me smile even with a million broken pieces. You know girls like me are crazy; we are made of thick skin and elastic hearts.


(17) Comments

  1. Maurn says:

    Aaaawwww ??so beautiful

    1. Anita says:

      Thanks chumy!

  2. valarie says:

    Girls like me are after my own heart ???

    1. Anita says:

      It’s an army love…girls like us..

  3. Respect to you Anita!!!!! I totally love this piece. Girls like us are made of thick skin…. If people feel intimidated about anything, never change that, accelerate.

    1. Anita says:

      You can say that again!!!

  4. Gloria says:

    Yeey! Girls like us kick ass and work our way up!
    Keep more pieces coming ma’.
    Much love!

    1. Anita says:

      Thank you Glo!

  5. Gloria says:

    Yeey! Girls like us kick ass and work our way up!
    Much love!

  6. Grace Bako says:

    Big up Anita…. Girls like me…. You’ve put it out so well love

    1. Anita says:

      Thanks Gracie!

  7. Asumpta says:

    Nice one

    1. Anita says:

      Thank you Assumpta!

  8. Janet says:

    Thanks Anita bae for this lovely piece. Someone lately implied that I’m too ambitious but then again…girls like us are not for everyone!!

    1. Anita says:

      True, not everyone can keep up!

  9. Naomi Muthoni says:

    Well, well, well. Now this is something I am always thinking about. Honestly, right now I am having such a hard time dating because clearly, most guys cannot handle the sauce….I am simply that high they want once in a while…not every time. So, I decided to change things up a bit, which might contradict the last part of your piece though. Haha. I am done being lenient in the dating sector. I want the cars; I want the six pack. I simply want it all now. Do you not think girls like us deserve it all coz we clearly have it all. :). Just saying
    *PS: I think you might inspire me to write replies to your pieces soon enough. Haha
    Very good job ma’. Very good job

  10. You know girls like me are crazy; we are made of thick skin and elastic hearts.

    The world needs more of this girls.

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