Artist Ruramai Rudo Musekiwa Celebrates Phenomenal African Women for South Africa’s National Women’s Day.
Ruramai Rudo Musekiwa is a Zimbabwe-born, Johannesburg-based artist and activist. She is also the founder of the Sibahle Movement. The movement is a lifestyle brand that utilizes social media, digital media, and a diverse range of imagery and branding to promote positive images of African women and celebrate Africanism.
According to the movement’s website,
The overarching vision of this movement is that every African person that becomes aware of this space, internalises this truth. We are beautiful in all our unique and colorful ways and it is only when we fully embrace the beauty that lies in our uniqueness that we can truly live from a place of power.
The word “Sibahle” means “We Are Beautiful.”
As part of the movement and in celebration of South African Women’s Day, August 9th, Musekiwa created a series of posters to honor influential and inspirational African women from all over the continent.
“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),” Musekiwa said in a press release.
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