Modern day feminism is widely being appreciated just as much as it is being criticized. Women all over the world fighting for their rights. Women fight for their right to be heard as well as their right to proudly exist exactly as they are. They say 2018 is the year of the woman. I say it is the year of the woman who fiercely fights for her right to be understood by a world that constantly chooses to misunderstand her.
Some women are built to face the fire while some are built by that very same fire. Where do you lie?
As we celebrate our own kind this month let us highlight and clap for the few that stand tall and use their voices to celebrate women every single day through everything they do.
To start us off right is feminist, activist, writer and influencer, Siphokazi Veti.
She is better known as the “Uncensored Feminist”. She will not be silenced and her words will live on for years to come.
The South African beauty is not only stunning on the outside but her heart and soul shine brighter than any diamond on earth. Her take on feminism is rebellious! In that she is truly herself without a care of what society thinks of her. She cuts her hair short, wears whatever she pleases and loves herself loudly and unconditionally.
In my opinion, she is just one face among many of the millennial feminists. Siphokazi urges women to clap for themselves and love the parts of them that nobody claps for. She believes in the power of energy and takes us through her everyday journey to find her perfect balance.
It is this brave attitude Siphokazi Veti has that has attracted brands to work with her. She has had the privilege of working as an influencer for brands such as Woolworths, Gugu intimates and Mr Price South Africa. She makes self-love look worth the effort and fight.
Siphokazi Veti educates women on the importance of self-love. She is a true representation of the wonders brought about by self-appreciation.
This month let us make it a duty to celebrate and get to know empowered women who are busy empowering fellow women.
Images courtesy of Siphokazi Veti’s Instagram