Current Intern: Motlatsi Mogorosi, Botswana.
Motlatsi is a third-year criminal justice student at the University of Botswana. A true epitome of natural beauty with brains, she has been described as one of the finest first speakers in any debate team. Her passion for debate has enabled her to visit several countries in Africa. Her achievements include Zimbabwe Women’s Debate Open finalist and second-best speaker. And quarter finalist of the Pan African Universities Debate Championships twice. Motlatsi is currently serving as the President of the University of Botswana Debate Union; the Legal Advisor of the University of Botswana Criminal Justice Society; and the Legal Officer of the Pan African Universities Debate Championships.
As a public speaker, she is especially gifted in stating her opinion and converting listeners to her way of thinking. As a pan Africanist, Motlatsi effortlessly proves her love for her culture and people through singing, poetry, and her fashion sense. She is also a freelance model. Always creatively unconventional about how the world should look and how individuals ought to relate with each other, she works hard to foster spaces that are inclusive and empowering for females. Hence her nickname: The Need.
Brilliant Thembelihle Bimhah, Zimbabwe
Born and bred in Zimbabwe, I am an enthusiastic feminist who is driven by passion and ambition to be a successful young Black woman. I enjoy writing, public speaking, and makeup artistry. Professionally, I am a qualified laboratory technician, a woman in science technology. However, I am currently working in the field of digital media and marketing. I have always been a multi-faceted individual. Learning about feminism has been an insightful journey for me. I still seek to know and understand how best I can contribute towards the emancipation of young Black women and girls. To this effect, I volunteer as an educator on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights HIV and AIDS with the National AIDS Council of Zimbabwe.
This platform has played a major role in honing my skills in public speaking, and planning and facilitating projects. It has also awarded me an opportunity to teach young Black girls to make informed decisions that protect their health and rights.
The highlight of my self-awareness journey as a feminist has been learning through Future Black Female. My interaction with them has been an eye opener, more so, it has encouraged me to learn more about Black feminism.
Tsitsi Karen Shava, South Africa
I led a project from which we received videos of young women declaring a Black female future. I further combined them into a single video and shared them on our social media pages. The videos are available the Future Black Female website. I was responsible for daily activity on all social media platforms. I was also responsible for writing weekly profiles on women who have worked themselves into male dominated sectors. I found this challenging as it is something I had never done before. However, Dr Tapo helped me along the way. I enjoyed conducting research on these phenomenal Black women, they gave me hope and inspired me to aspire to be more, to do more. I uploaded these profiles to our blog feed to drive traffic to the Future Black Female website.
My advice to the next intern is that she should be willing to learn. She should be open for new experiences and take it one task at a time.
I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I am open to learning new skills, should I not execute something well, I am willing to start over with a good attitude. This internship has prepared me for work and school. I plan on continuing with my studies next year and the writing skills I have acquired will definitely come in handy. Future Black Female has given me the skills and the confidence to contribute towards a black female future.