Published on Oct 2, 2023 12:00 AM

Dr. Wendy Osefo Leads with Love

Political commentator, professor and star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac, Dr. Wendy Osefo lives life with intention. In her conversation with Ashley, Dr. Osefo talks about growing up with the pressure of her family’s expectations and the pain of always being the new girl. Despite not liking school, Wendy earned four degrees to appease her mother and became the first Black woman to earn a PhD in public affairs and community development from her university. Desiring to follow her own dream of representing Black excellence, Wendy later took the leap to become the first Nigerian housewife on Bravo’s series. However, she quickly realized that her goal and the show’s purpose were out of alignment. Recently, after being reminded of the brevity of life, a revelation shifted her perspective. Now, instead of responding to pressure and negativity, Wendy chooses to focus on gratitude for her family and leading a life of fulfillment surrounded by love.

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