Vivo Activewear CEO Wandia Gichuru opened up about her teens and 20's to content creator Maxine Wabosha on her podcast - A Letter to My Younger Self that went live today.
Wabosha said, "This podcast was created to be a space for candid conversations that encourage people to pursue the life they want to live but to also remind them that success (however it may look to you) takes time. You’re going to go through a lot of changes in your journey and make a lot of mistakes along the way."
Wandia opened up about pursuing a degree that was not aligned with her passion. In the letter to her 20-year-old self, Wandia said she studied for the same degree as her dad.
Getting the degree was not enough for her to settle in on the career that came with it, Wandia described that season of her life as one that was littered with "job confusion".
It did not help that the situation was been more tumultuous when she had an affair with her boss as well.
What threw her off her mojo, even more, was when her parents separated then she got into a violent relationship where she wound up pregnant.
Because she did not see a future with the man in question, she opted to get a divorce.
This experience left her with a deep emotional pain that she unpacked in the podcast with Wabosha.
"Was it something you were like, 'It is what I need to do. I know I'm not prepared for a child right now, so, it needs to happen," Wabosha asked.
Adding, "Now that this story is out there do you think that people will look at you differently?"
On revealing her abortion experience Wandia explained, "You know if people are going to judge me for that. That is their right to do so. I'm not worried."
Watch all that and more in the link below.
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