Youth Day is approaching.
South Africa is buzzing with activity as individuals and organisations prepare to launch the youth focused content and events they have planned for months.
As a content producer, I want to be a part of this national story. My voice wants to be heard along with everybody else that is making an effort to produce something special for Youth Day. I too want to be a part of this narrative and celebrate.
The wholesome acceptance and celebration of black women remains an imagined concept. This past weekend, the For Black Girls Only event made this concept tangible. For just a couple of hours, black women from different walks of life touched this dream.
The popularity of the selfie has undoubtedly reached monumental heights, affording individuals with the unique opportunity to freely express and represent themselves. It has become such a prominent part of our daily lives that the word itself has now been added to the Oxford Dictionary. The invention of the selfie stick, and the fact that it too has gained popularity, is evidence of the selfie’s powerful impact on the public. While the rest of the world continues to explore this expression of the self in the name of light hearted fun, Ramothibe M.Pooe is using the concept to confront society’s pressing issues; this is his personal contribution towards making the world a better place.