Pain had always been a part of her. She had been shunned simply because she was female, and then hated for the colour of her skin. When the white men took her from her village in deep, dark Africa, what she felt was… relief. But she said goodbye to the tyranny of the patriarchy, only to face the intolerance of the white supremacy.
Now she gazes out at the crowd, remembering the seventy something years gone by, being honoured for her philanthropic work in women empowerment and her fight against racial discrimination, knowing all the pain… had been worth something.