POLOKWANE – Miss Heritage South Africa International finalist 2018, Selaelo Moshi, embodies beauty both inside and out.
You might also want to read: Pageant finalist sheds some light on empowering MESA 2018 pageant
Moshi, who hails from Bochum, explained how she lives up to her purpose in life using her body and brains. “I have fully embody the purpose of my beauty in life and I use that to empower the powerless. I am a model at heart and thus far I have 21 titles that I have collected since my journey began. I have learnt that success is not when people feedback at what you carry, but if we all learn to embrace our different gifts we eventually find success, happiness and contentment,” she said.
Since she became a finalist in the Miss Heritage South Africa International pageant, she has worked with various organisations that have a lot of women in leadership. She has also drawn strength from those women who lead by example. She started an organisation that deals with womanly issues called Black Girls Pride; and it is a foundation that creates a sphere of allowing women to come into power and be able to lead in their environment.
She has worked with Zodwa Mofokeng Community Center in Tembisa. “I also have special moments from when a had the opportunity to interact with young children living with autism, Down Syndrome and other challenges, and it only made me stronger,” she said.
She gives motivational talks mentoring young women. She has also worked with schools like My-Darling High School, Charlotte Maxeke Secondary School and others.
“I have spotted that somen are deprived of decision making powers, freedom of movement, access to education and domestic violence which is a very recent one in our communities.Volunteering in women’s empowerment initiates a great way to see the world, experience new cultures and contribute to a sustainable project. Black Girls Pride has been able to spot first hand how helping women play more active roles,” she added.
She acknowledged that constitutionally South Africa is a inclusive country and protects the rights of everyone and is trying to level the playing field to ensure gender equality.
However she shared that there’s still a huge challenge in ensuring legal and regulatory frameworks that have put in place effectively implemented, enforced, monitored and evaluated and she chooses to be a voice of excellence to develop young women. To support the movement and help bring change in communities visit their Facebook page Black Girls Pride.