Purpose Pains, but its worth it.



I’m excited to be included in Passionately Striving in Why, an inspiring and uplifting anthology featuring the stories of women who found and now live out their purpose. You can learn a little bit more about my specific short story below:

Finding Purpose is not a straightforward journey. It is not something that one can wake up one day and say, here, I have found my purpose. In my experience, it is a long and arduous road, strewn with joy, pain, confidence, self doubt, spouts of genius and occasions where I almost wished I could fold up and die.
Yet, I would not have it any other way. And hopefully, after you read it, you will see why it is how it was meant to be.

About the Author

Benda N. Kithaka is the author of Purpose Pains: But It Is Worth It, a short story in a printed book anthology curated by Dr. Alise Cortez.

She is a world renowned health advocate by day, and a closet-creative-goofy writer by night. She thrives in storytelling that inspires others to live their best life now.

Benda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Government from the University of Nairobi, and her Post Graduate Diploma in Leading High Performing Health Organisations from Strathmore University. In between, she has also amassed many certificates and awards in advocacy, published in a number of peer reviewed journals, and written numerous op-eds for local and international publications.

A Kenyan by birth, she is a global citizen who she loves adventure, and likes to weave stories about people, things and places she has been to. Currently residing in Nairobi, she escapes the hustle and bustle of the city through hiking, reading and baking for her family. A sure way to visit and engage with Benda is online on social media Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn @BendaKithaka or through her blog at www.kilelehealth.org/blog/bend-not-end/

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.5 × 9 in


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