An Artist Celebrates Remarkable African Women On South Africa’s National Women’s Day
Ruramai “Rudo” Musekiwa, a Zimbabwe-born and Johannesburg-based artist and activist, is creating a project called the Sibahle poster series. In celebration of South Africa’s National Women’s Day, which will be held on August 9th, the artist created a collection that aims to acknowledge the contributions made by women from all across the African continent.
An Important Statement
“The Sibahle Poster Series is an ongoing body of work paying tribute to phenomenal African women,” Musekiwa said in a press release. “The statement it seeks to make, is that our young girls can and should find inspiration right here, within the continent, within our context as a people. Women are the pillars of our society and it is imperative that we pay homage to inspirational women that not only radiate authenticity and passion within their respective crafts, but also understand how their purpose is connected to others (Ubuntu)….These are some of the most exceptional and influential African women of today.”
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Celebrating Positive Success Stories
Sibhale is an interactive movement utilising creative mediums to shift the African narrative and to celebrate Positive African stories. “A celebration of our individuality, African beauty through a poster series (phase one) and more exciting developments at a later stage,” its mission statement says. “The overarching message is one of self-love. In a commercial age, we are constantly fed messages that offer an alternative to self. We need to reinforce a message of confidence and celebration of individuality.” You can learn more about the project on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.