- Ayanda Borotho and her daughter had an enlightening discussion on the patriarchal standards of beauty imposed on young girls by society
- Ayanda's daughters, Phiwa, opened up about self-confidence issues she had growing up as a dark-skinned girl
- Phiwa said she has since learned to live for herself, and not seek the approval of others
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Ayanda Borotho's daughter has opened up about how she gained confidence as a dark-skinned girl.
Ayanda is known for her intelligent conversations about a lot of societal issues.
The authors and actress especially loves to discuss misogyny and patriarchy.
On one of her recent discussions, she was joined by her daughter Phiwa.
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Phiwa said she definitely struggled with her self-confidence when she realised that some boys preferred light-skinned girls as opposed to dark-skinned girls like herself.
She said, "I'm learning to love my flaws that I dislike, but one thing I'm proud to say is that I have embraced my skin colour. I used to be conscious of my skin colour. I would always be like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm dark and some girls are light in complexion and all the boys wanted them', but I've learnt to accept who I am because I can't change it."
Ayaphiwa said she has learnt to impress herself instead of the boys she thought she was supposed to impress.
"It's still a journey I must conquer fully, but I'm proud to say I have accepted my body and shape."
You can check out their full discuss on Ayanda's Instagram page.
Ayanda has previously opened up about why she would never accept polygamy in her marriage.
In February, Briefly.co.za reported that Ayanda had schooled followers on how and why lobola originated, as well as how it had become distorted by modern society.
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