Pearl Thusi is one woman who is not afraid to take a stand against pressing issues. Being a proud and strong woman, Pearl feels it is her responsibility to speak out about issues that require change.
Addressing pressing issues is not easy because there normally may opposing opinions. However, Pearl is not scared of a little fight, especially when it is for something she strongly believes in.
We live in a world where there are many pressing issues that do not get the attention they deserve and it is thanks to celebrities like Pearl that conversations regarding this issue spark in the first place.
Here we take a look at just five of the hard and pressing issues that Pearl has spoken out about and done her bit to try and evoke change on. Pearl has been bashed many times for having a voice but never once has it silence her.
1. Gender-based Violence
Taking to social media after an outcry to government, Pearl urged her followers to sign a partition that would force action. The government has allegedly gone quiet on the matter and the women of Mzansi are suffering as a result.
Pearl has been a victim of colourism many times, so she knows first hand the damage it can cause. Not being black enough for some, Pearl has endured a lot of heartache.
A few months ago, Pearl Thusi and Bonnie Mbuli got into a bit of a twar over the colourism issue in Mzansi. Pearl spoke up about dealing with discrimination because of how light she is, and it sparked quite the debate.
During an interview with True Love magazine, the actress shared why she feels the matter isn't being taken seriously in SA.
3. Adoption as a Single Parent
Pearl Thusi surprised us all when a precious little princess suddenly started popping up like she was never not there. Okuhle was the missing piece of the Thusi clan that has now been completed.
Even though Okuhle was not hidden by Pearl, how she joined the family was never something that was openly discussed. Pearl feels adoption is a personal choice that requires an unwavering kind of love.
Being a single mom, Pearl has faced a lot of questioning regarding adoption but never once has it made her feel inadequate. Rather one parent than no parents.
4. Body Shaming
Being the total flame that she is, Pearl has been through some ups and down with her physique but herself love has always trumped the opinions of others.
While Pearl has always had a gorgeous body, she has always tried to remind others that it is not where her worth lies. Be it thick or thin, everybody is beautiful!
This is an ongoing issue in Mzansi that Pearl has not kept quiet about. Pearl believes, as Africans, we should stand together, not apart.
Pearl Thusi took to social media to tell her followers that she enjoys trolling Mzansi peeps who dislike foreign nationals. The media personality was dragged on Twitter when she defended foreign nationals against tweeps who were asking government to put South Africans first.
The Queen Sono actress had tweeted that killing African nationals that reside in South Africa was something she will never defend.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Pearl Thusi has Moonchild Sanelly on her couch this weekend for Behind The Story. Moonchild Sanelly is one powerful and brave woman who has been far underrated for all she has accomplished.
Sharing a small clip of the episode on social media, Pearl revealed some deep things she and Moonchild Sanelly spoke about.
In the clip, you can see Moonchild Sanelly getting rather emotional about her upbringing and expressing how she turned her weakness into strength.
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