August 2023 FOCUS: FreedomWhat do you want freedom from?Ill go first. First world problem I know, but honestly I want freedom from the constant consternation of being seen/heard on social media 24/7.Sometimes, it is what is in the head more than what is imposed physically that we strive to overcome. So for this month, I checked-in on a few people around me and heres a laundry list of thoughts a few urban/semi-urban women wish to unshackle. Heres what they want freedom from:The guilt of not taking care of my parents.The fear of my future if I dont score well.The possibility of being rejected for my mediocre looks.The knowledge that my background is not at par with others in my class.The reality that I will not look as good as I do a decade from now.The expectation that I have to be a perfect mother.The overthinking I do.The rumours that surround my existence.The impending financial insecurity.The grief and loss of a loved one.The loved one cheating on me.The scare that my health is deteriorating.The belief that I am less.These and many more were iterated.What do we intend to achieve from this exercise? That self-realisation because nothing acknowledged, nothing overcome.I wish us all freedom from the demons that pull us down. Slay girl, you can!