Name: APHELELE GUMEDE
Facebook: JADA BLACK
- What is the essence of being a woman to you?
The ability to create and sustain a life in the womb and outside the womb
- What is your super power?
- What words would you use to describe yourself?
Energy and resilience
- Do you relate to Women’s Month? If yes, why is it significant to you? If no, why is it not significant to you?
I believe every month is Women’s Month. The very earth that we live in is the essence of a women.
- They say behind every man is a strong woman, is this a statement you relate to?
Yes and no. Yes in order to become a successful man, a man needs a strong woman (his mother). No, in terms of societal norms, a woman is equally important and able to execute anything and does not only belong at the back, but next to, sometimes ahead of a man.
- How do you think society perceives women?
Weak, unable, less than human
- How are you #CommittedToChange in your role as a woman?
To ensure that young men know what it truly means to be a man and how they ought to treat women. To also ensure that women change the way they view themselves as being inferior to men.
- What do you think the role of women is in developing the country?
To nurture men to become real men. To thrive for success within every sphere of society and to lead
- In a world that favours men, how are you fulfilling your role as a woman?
Role? What role? Who gave me that role?
- In your words, what would South Africa look like if it had a female president?
The Presidency or leadership is not about gender but the ability to serve ones country with integrity.
- Given what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?
Inhale, exhale and jump!