Basetsana Kumalo encourages her fans to speak their real truths

Basetsana Kumalo encourages her fans to speak their real truths

- Basetsana Kumalo has told her truth in her memoir, Bassie: My Journey to Hope and wants others to be honest as well

- The TV personality feels that people should take back their voices and own it

- She is encouraging her fans and admirers to be brave and bold in their own lives

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Basetsana Kumalo, author and TV personality, feels that the only one who can tell your story is you. No one else has the right to do that.

She wants others to tell their truths, to own and take back their voices. Bassie is clearly all about empowering those around her.

"There's a quote I love that says: 'Lies told into history live as truth.' It's important to own your own voice and take it back because if you don't, that will live as truth for generations to come."

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Bassie has opened up herself in the book she penned about the life she has lived and the difficulties she faced. Bassie: My Journey of Hope gives her fans a look at the woman they've admired for so long.

TimesLIVE reports that the icon said the reason she wrote her story is to encourage other women to face their issues and obstacles such as gender-based violence.

She has also talked about the miscarriages she had, and how that made her feel, as previously reported on by

"To give a face to what depression looks like after seven miscarriages. It was to give a face to what a business failure, spectacular business failures, looked like. It was to give a face to what cyberbullies do. That also looks like Basetsana, all of those things have also happened to her.'"

Basetsana remains a woman to whom South Africans can proudly look up to.

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