Giving a voice to the voiceless…
So often, women’s voices are unheard. She has been a symbol of degradation, suffering and oppression. When she speaks out, she is deemed angry and militant. When she works and attempts to put her name out there for the benefit of her society, she is called a feminist – a word that has lost its meaning – now demeaning, derogatory. A feminist in my society is a woman who doesn’t respect men at all.
This blog will give a voice to that woman in love, that woman who cannot explain her sickness but has to live with it; that woman who was raped, not once, but many a times; and that woman who’s had to become a prostitute. We tell you why; we tell you how she feels and we remind you once again that she is human, she is a woman and needs to be loved, and cherished. She is no island, she is not stubborn; embrace the beauty within. Stories of the women – those who haven’t been given a platform in the past.
I have dedicated this blog to giving justice to the stories of women out there who have defied the odds and went on to change the course of history. Those women who work tirelessly each day to prove their worth to society. Those women who have to bear the brunt of misogynistic individuals. Those women who create beauty in the space of adversity.
You will hopefully at some point get the voice of the man; this being an emphasis of the fact that, after all is said and done; we need each other!!
Ntando PZ Mbatha