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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

7 responses to “About

  1. I would for u 1 day to write about us who grew up in the location and never went 2 kinder garden who went 2 creche, the struggle of not being able to speak proper english not because we like bt because we are scared of a joke infront of others , At times its even hard 4 us 2 go to public restaurants because I can’t use fork and knife properly , we can’t swim at times we dnt knw hw computers work I knw I hv 2 teach myself that bt its not easy going 2 this location schools u miss out in a lot of things angazi ngiyibeke kanjani bt I hope u understand wht m trying to say m nt good with word bt pls look at it ur way and try help me overcome this angazi noma ngi wrong yini ngokusho lezinto ezishoyo

  2. Only started reading but I’m already looking forward to more. I have a lot of respect for you and admire the guts and wisdom you have. Often women are not given a voice, one of the books I love is the Colour Purple by Alice Walker and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. the issues that are tackled are centered
    around women and the challenges they face. Thank you for the inspiration and giving us as women the courage to tell our side of the story, through you.

  3. Thank you for another wonderful and eye/mind-opening session, Ntando PZ Mbatha! You are helping me move forward and get unstuck so much more quickly than I imagined possible—it’s like you are guiding me through my own mind in a way and it is very exciting to experience. It’s incredible so far. You are a great teacher and coach. And your encouragement and words of support in the process mean more than I can say. Your openness, honesty and generosity with your own experience and process as a writer is so freeing. It has helped me connect with my own creativity and quiet the inner critic, allowing my creative journey to unfold without limits

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