Feminism

Apart from freedom of movement and low self-esteem as a woman I have been fortunate enough to have access to an education, not go through female circumcision and have powerful women mentors. I am aware that this is not the case for a lot of women. My passion is working towards greater gender equality. I believe that feminism (the destruction of the white supremacist, imperialist patriarchal systems) is what will get us to gender equality and that is why I am a feminist. My happiest moments have been on the bus trips from Tetelo Secondary School after an EmoArt( a student enterprise I was part of at African Leadership Academy-ALA, whose mission it to develop young independent women who make well informed decisions) session where the words on repeat in my mind are, “I could mentor and inspire girls like this for the rest of my life.” I am still thinking of concrete ways of practising my passion. As per now I am thinking of ways of making my original idea for development, 2-GVunie, which is a peer mentorship programme more practical and impactful.

Bottom line, I am feminist to the core. The type that gets angry when you think she is being fussy or going through a phase or being sinful(like really?). But I am also the type who is still learning…