Local celebrities share their inspiring messages to women

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  • Aug 04, 2022

Local celebrities share their inspiring messages to women

August 9 is the anniversary of the Great Women’s March of 1956, when thousands of South African women marched in protest against the carrying of the crossing. While we honor the courage and determination of these women, some of South Africa’s favorite female celebrities are sharing their messages of hope with the women of Mzansi today.

Rouge, musician

She’s one of the biggest names in the country music scene, and Rouge wants to change the negative narrative society has placed on women and turn it on its head—something she hopes all women across the country will join. “I used to think it was so insulting as a female rapper. Now I embrace it,” says Rouge. Scum, I do it well. No one can tell me anything. So Queens, own your space. There’s no shame in it. Either way, they’ll know you’re not to be messed with, but You should be respected.”

Rozanne McKenzie, Jacaranda FM radio personality

Jacaranda FM brand new host Rosanne McKenzie says women need to stand up, take up space and not back down because of what society has instilled. “My message to Mzansi women is to never be left behind. “We have worked hard for a long time to be considered equal and to understand how much value we add.” The Jacaranda FM presenter continues. “Stand up, say what you have to say and don’t apologize about it. There is still a long way to go, but every step forward is a step in the right direction. Celebrate the small victories!”

Carol Ofori, East Coast radio personality

For TV and radio personality Carol Ofori, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to making an impact on women across the country – even with small, everyday actions – and she wants Mzansi women to understand and celebrate their impact. . “Just remember how amazing we are. We’ve really stuck it out through the toughest of times. If I look at KZN alone, we’ve had two tumultuous years with two floods and unrest and a lot “It’s humbling to see that we’re still standing as women and still holding our communities together.” Carol adds that women should continue to use their emotions as weapons and take time to feel. We are always asked to be flexible, but we live in a time where our flexibility trumps everything else. We “We have to make time to cry, we have to make time to grieve, we have to be intentional about being vulnerable and make time for it because it’s all too much. But when you do, rise above it all.”

Roxy Berger, entrepreneur and television personality

TV and radio personality Roxy Berger knows the road to equality isn’t easy — but she hopes to encourage women across the country that progress is certainly being made. “It’s not always an easy road, but knowing that we, as women, can really make a difference and change the narrative makes it worth it,” Roxy says. “A special shout out to all the working moms out there who feel like they’re walking a tightrope and juggling those balls. Even if they let you go, you’re a boss!”