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Who am I, really? Who was I created to be?

Growing up, these questions constantly plagued my thoughts.

I was obviously created female, and I was sure God had a purpose for my life, but I never quite

understood the relationship between who I was and my purpose here on earth. I heard con icting

messages about womanhood from the media, family, friends, and acquaintances. I didn’t fully

understand the feminine mystique, but what I did know was that I did not  t perfectly into the

much-touted “ideal” feminine mold.

Many women, like me in the past, fail to see themselves as they truly are, and fail to understand

the fullness of what they have the potential to become. Sure, they put on a brave face and keep

on moving, but inside, they have a deep-seated sense of emptiness and futility. I felt that same

frustration until God’s Word set me free!

rough this process of God working to reveal the true “me,” I have been inspired to see myself

as a deliberate work of creation--not as a mistake. I have been inspired to see myself as woman,

grown up from girl, imperfect but wholly beautiful. I have been inspired to enjoy who I am, and

to look forward to who I want to, hope to, become--

I found my voice.

Take a deep breath; your journey has also begun. I may not know where you are now or where

your steps will take you, but destiny will lead you on. Let us walk together. Let’s be inspired to

see our womanhood as a gift to be unwrapped daily and our beings as beautiful.


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The Story Behind This Book
Who am I, really? Who was I created to be? Growing up, these are the questions that constantly plagued my thoughts. I was obviously created female, and I was sure God had a purpose for my life, but I never really understood the relationship between who I was and my purpose here on earth. I heard conflicting messages about womanhood from the media, family, friends, and acquaintances. I didn't totally understand the feminine mystique, but I did know that I didn't fit perfectly into the much-touted "ideal" feminine mold. Many women, like me in the past, fail to see themselves as they really are and fail to understand the fullness of what they have the potential to become. Sure, they put on a brave face, but inside, they have a deep-seated sense of emptiness and futility. I felt that same frustration until God's Word set me free! Through the process of God working in me, I have been inspired to see myself as a deliberate work of creation. I have been inspired to see myself as woman, grown up from girl, imperfect but wholly beautiful. I have been inspired to enjoy who I am and look forward to who hope to, become-- I found my voice. Take a deep breath; your journey has also begun. I may not know where you are now or where your steps will take you, but destiny will lead you on. Let us walk together. Let's be inspired to see our womanhood as a gift to be unwrapped daily and our beings as beautiful. The Voice of One Woman is the first book by Adepero Mettabel Okulaja, MD, a practicing internal medicine physician in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Okulaja continues to write as she pursues her other passion: the art of healing body, soul, and spirit.


Praise and Reviews
An outstanding book and highly recommended for all., May 6, 2012
This review is from: The voice of one Woman (Paperback)
The voice of one Woman by MD Mettabel Okulaja

I really enjoyed reading this book. The different contents from inspiration, to meditation, to reflection, expression and revelation makes you jump with joy as they are not just blessings to you, but also equip you to bless others. I especially love the women images, bible quotes as well as testimonies to support the points. The poems are great too.

Positive affirmation is so important for achievement. Thanks Mettabel for obeying the voice of God to write this book.


I love this book!, April 25, 2012
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This is a book that draws the reader in from the first few words... Sure you can skim through in 1-2 days or less, but to make the most of the experience one needs to set apart time to really immerse one's self in the words and let them sink in enough to make a difference... Well worth the buy and the read! 


The Epitome of Womanhood, April 17, 2012
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This book is indeed a must read. It not only enlightens the mind on who a Woman is, it also touches the Heart of the Woman and all she embolifies.
My favorite is "I am She"... oh! What a wonderful read.

I hope all who purchase this book, take the time out to read and grasp the essence of it, not just now, but for time to come. 


What I liked about The Voice of One Woman, April 7, 2012
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This review is from: The voice of one Woman (Paperback)
I really think this is a beautifully written and presented book. It's a relatively short book, but very thoughtful. I especially enjoyed the poems, they were very easy to relate to.
It encouraged me to be kinder to myself, and it is not a book only for women, although it made me think I can enjoy being who I am. 


A must read, for women of all ages, and even men!, April 3, 2012
This review is from: The voice of one Woman (Hardcover)
I waited until I finished reading the whole book, because I wanted to take in the depth and meaning behind each page; and when I say EACH page, I really mean it! Each page will leave you reflecting on different ways we as women deal with our experiences, feelings and how to go about taking something positive and meaningful out of them.

I'd say the best way to describe this book is as an anthology of poems, anecdotes and messages, adequately referencing relevant biblical scriptures. It primarily deals with self-image and how to embrace who you are, and all of who you are and believe that you are "fearfully and wonderfully made..." to quote Psalm 139:14. Though it has a more mature focus, as a young woman, I can testify that these eclectic and well-written pieces are highly relevant at a stage in ones life where you are questioning yourself so much; continually struggling with media representations and whether or not you "fit in".

My personal favorite poem is "I'm a Girl, and I Like it." I love the "tongue in cheek" nature of the poem, while maintaining the message of embracing your own femininity and being comfortable in your own skin.

AND to the men, reading this book I believe will give an insight into the complexities of women, as well as a few tips on how to flatter them while you're at it! 


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ADEPERO OKULAJA
I am an accidental author/poet, I also discovered blogging a couple of years ago. I am also an avid reader (when I can find the time) . A physician by training, and a healer by pa More...