The 21st century woman is said to be bold yet gracious. She is not afraid to create opportunities for herself and shuns docility in all ways.
What if I told you that Basotho women have also decided to take up space and rise against all odds despite the prevalence of patriarchy? It is easy to believe that women cannot become leaders yet time after time, the 21st century woman does something as simple as doing it herself and not seeking validation in the process.
Allow me to introduce to you 23 year old writer and activist T’sepiso Motipi. Ms. Motipi was born and raised in Botha-Bothe. She is in love with writing not because it is a hobby but because, in her words, “I believe that I have so much in my soul to say to women in general because they need to be inspired to rise.”
She writes motivational books for women. She believes that sharing her story will inspire others to rise against odds thrown at them. In times of pain in her life, writing has helped her heal regardless of the depth of her pain. This is why she lets her pain bleed into her writing.
Women who have gone through what she has struggled with can see a projection of their own feelings in her words and simultaneously heal. She overcomes the pain of her toxic relationship through writing and is a living example that women can rise above the post-break up pain they go through.
In her own words, “Writing has become my greatest form of therapy.”
Ms. Motipi completed a book called ‘To The Queens I Say, Girl Get Up.’ It’s main theme is Women Empowerment and Ms. Motipi requests for assistance from the general public for donations towards its publication.
The book encourages women to find intrinsic motivation because constantly seeking validation outside one’s self often ends in disaster. Ms. Motipi encourages Basotho women to stop shying away from taking space in politics and entrepreneurship.
The book means so much to Ms. Motipi for she says, “I always knew I was a Queen but I never behaved like one. It was as though I had become a living corpse and the reason I gave it that title is because it is my testimony of resurrection.”
Throughout the writing of her book, she has seen how powerful she is and wishes to teach other women to see their power as well. It has been a journey of self-discovery and self-love for her. After it’s completion, she sees herself in a different light and radiates positivity all the time. The book has made her see that she is capable of becoming more than ‘ordinary’.
“I have become so in love with myself since I finished it and I cannot wait to empower other women.”
It is utterly inspiring to see how just one event can shift a woman’s perspective. For Ms. Motipi, she was changed by the realization that she is a QUEEN. She rose above the doubts, the pain of a toxic relationship, fear, and allowed herself to blossom. As such, we urge you to contribute to the publication of her book in order to help other women.
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