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The Ordinary - Extraodinary Women of South Africa and the World🌍

Let's start a conversation!! - about YOU🙋‍♀️ - About the mountains that you modern women carry in 2019!

As we celebrate Women’s month, we read about all the extraordinary women who have accomplished crazy things in life. We are shown hectic events in honor of these women, - gala dinners, awards and all the rest. Everybody speaks about women like Lilian Ngoyi, Sophie De Bruyn, Helen Joseph and Bertha Mashaba who led thousands of women on a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand that Prime Minister JG Strijdom abolish the use of passes for African women on 9 August 1959.

This is all good... and ABSOLUTELY deserved.
But what about you? 👈🏾👈🏾 Aren't you a woman too?

Let's talk about you. You and the people you hang with. As a modern woman there's a lot going from all sorts of directions and we think there is a super important conversation that needs to happen around these things.

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Allow us to introduce you to Prof Molara Ogundipe - Nigerian author, well renowned theorist, poet and literary critic. In her book Re-creating ourselves she wrote that she believed Women carry mountains on their backs. These mountains represent the things that women were dealing with at the time she wrote the book.

As a tribute to Prof. Molara - The question we are asking this Women's month is:

What are the mountains that the modern woman has to carry in 2019?

To help us to answer these questions we have partnered with some incredible writers who will be sharing their take over the next few weeks. All ladies... all awesome and all super keen to start some conversations around things that matter.

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”– Diane Mariechild

So enough of the fluff and the whack Women's day campaigns - what are we really doing to drive social change? Stick around and read with us, this is going to be dope!

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