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Location: Soweto

MPHUTHI THATO

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Age: 25

Bio: I am an empowered young woman who is passionate about the empowerment of young people to promote a culture of Active Citizenry. I am a selfless person with an edible heart, so they say, I love giggling and laughing I heard from a tiny little birdie somewhere that laughter is the best medicine so why not? I am currently a Project Intern at SisterLove Inc South Africa (the first intern for the South African office you can call me trendsetter) SisterLove is a black womxn led organization and all programmes are informed by womxns experiences. I have been leading a young womxn’s movement that focuses on SRHR, Economic Justice and Decent work vs Unpaid Care Work. Anyone who knows me will know that I have a heart of serving as a result I’ve done pretty well in my work of servicing the community, I was nominated for the South African Heroes Awards 2019 where I got recognized for excellence in community development. In the same year I was then nominated for the woman of stature award and recently I’ve been nominated for the Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ten Outstanding Young Persons TOYP Award top 21 and await results to know if mogirl made it to the top10.

Causes and initiatives I support: I support the empowerment of womxn and children living with disabilities and all other programs aimed at developing womxn.

What I hope to achieve as your #BlueRibbon Champion: I hope to connect with womxn of all ages, educate by sharing knowledge and experiences and inspire uncomfortable conversations about sex and sexual health whilst promoting inclusivity in all that I will doing as a #BLUERIBBON Champ.

What does feminism or woman empowerment mean to me: Women Empowerment for me means rewriting and shaping the narrative of womxn to show them that they are powerful beyond their wildest dreams.

Favourite song: My get up and go song has to be Beyonce- I was here each time I get to impact even if it’s one life I am reminded of the lyrics from this song “The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I lived. I made a difference and this world will see I was here!” such a powerful song.

Dream destination: My dream destination must be Rwanda Kigali, I have been there but like I don’t mind going back even if they can give residence LOL.

Knowing what I now know, I would tell my 14-year-old self: This is the hardest yet most important message I’d tell my 14 year old self “Baby girl its okay to be different, believe in yourself regardless of colour, shape, size and disability because when you don’t you giving the world and opportunity to break you down.”

The one goal I wish to achieve: My goal is to be the UN Women President call me ambitious but I’m going for everything a personal quote “Make them uncomfortable until they become accountable

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