Scores of women from across the globe took to social media to celebrate International Women's Day on Monday, 8 March.
Women, especially Mzansi women, have been going through the most since the country went into lockdown early in 2020.
A lot of them have been victims of gender-based violence and many have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Mzansi women also made sure that their voices are heard during their day.
Our celebs took to social media to share what the special day means to them. Briefly.co.za takes a look at three female celebs who took to Instagram to share their stories.
1. Linda Mtoba
Linda Mtoba posted a snap of herself in traditional attire while breast-feeding her baby girl. The actress wrote:
"'Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them.' But I hope we someday live in a society that we don’t have to be so strong everyday just to get by. Happy International Women’s Day."
2. Lerato Sengadi
The media personality also shared a cute snap of herself wearing a black jersey. Lerato captioned her post:
"To all the Queens that march fearlessly, fix each other’s crowns, get sh*t done and have been cloaking me in love, prayer and kindness... I salute you #InternationalWomensDay #IWD."
3. Mpoomy Ledwaba
Mpoomy also took to Instagram and shared a few gorgeous snaps of herself and those of other women in the entertainment industry who have inspired her. She wished women from across the globe a happy International Women's Day. The stunner wrote:
"Happy International Women’s Day. Today we celebrate those who have gone before us and secured our seats at the table, keys to our own doors, rights that were always ours. Today we also rise up and continue to pave the way, use our voices, our platforms, our positions, gifts and talents until every single girl child is finally liberated."
She expressed that she's grateful to her personal mentors who’ve greatly inspired her path.
"Mama O, Aunt Gail, Sarah Jakes, Nomzamo Mbatha, Lupita Nyongo, Joyce Meyer and my own Mother!"
The media personality, who lost her husband a few years ago, advised women to not be afraid to find love again, regardless of their age and history. She also encouraged women to not let negative talk by in-laws or the older generation keep them down.
Posting a beautiful picture of herself on Instagram, Ncwane shared her wisdom in the caption:
"Happy International Women's Day MBOKODO . It’s so sad that billions of women, young, old, rich , poor, white, black, straight, gay, etc are still living under such circumstances as unequal to their male counterparts. SIS, It is a personal decision to take back your power and your voice. "
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