- Ayanda is not about the fame, she is about staying true to herself
- She was recently approached with a huge offer but she turned it down as she did not feel comfortable about it
- The beautiful actress believes that you do have a say and that you should never do anything that harms your worth
There always comes in time in one’s life where we have to weigh up the pros and cons. Ayanda Borotho who stars in Isibaya, said she has, on a number of occasions, declined job offers in order to preserve her self-worth.
Ayanda stands by a quote by Jane Elliot, "The powerful tolerate, the powerless wait to be tolerated", which has been an inspiration for her, reported Times Live.
She said the principle "discards the notion that 'umuntu ungumuntu ngabantu' and corrects it to 'umuntu uqale abe umuntu ngaye bese eba umuntu ngabantu"
In order to discover herself, Ayanda has learnt that should a situation alter her peace, she is to walk away. Should a client give the impression that they are only tolerating her, she walks away.
Briefly.co.za learnt that no matter how big the pay-out is she will not have her self-worth or peace put in jeopardy. Even though it was a big brand client, Ayanda was not comfortable and turned them down.
She is fully aware of who she is and declining an offer that falls into this kind of category, gives her power.
Having the power of knowing yourself is a top priority for Ayanda. She is all for sending this message so people will not surrender themselves and give over their power.
Ayanda says that when this happens you become vulnerable to being ‘tolerated’. It puts you in the position that you feel as if you have no choice in the matter when in actual fact you do!
She also says, that when we allow ourselves to be ‘tolerated’ it puts us in situation that we really don’t want to be in.
Staying in a toxic relationship for the mere fact that you think you are not worthy of better is a prime example. The same goes for mixing with people that intimidate you, making you feel small, yet at the same time give you the impression you fit.
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