Do you ever look back at some of the spectacular women in South African history and wonder if you would have shown the same strength, courage and power if you had been in their shoes?
Take 9 August 1956 for example, when more than TWENTY THOUSAND South African women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
To protest against the pass laws that required black South Africans to carry an internal passport or “pass” at all times to maintain population segregation.
These amazing women delivered 14,000 signed petitions, stood in absolute silence for 30 minutes, and then sang a particular protest song called Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! (Now you have touched the women; you have struck a rock!)
It’s a page in history that never fails to give me goosebumps, and a day that we will all be commemorating on Thursday, 9 August. A day to pay tribute to the women that have gone before us and who walk among us today.
Women who are strong enough to stand up for what is wrong, yet gentle enough to cradle a newborn baby in their arms.
Women who can speak up against injustice, yet stay silent while allowing other women to shine.
Women who blaze a trail in the workplace and shatter glass ceilings, while often picking up a trail of clothing and toys at home.
Women who refuse to be underestimated, even while often doubting that they have what it takes.
Adventure Boot Camp pays tribute to YOU this National Women’s Day – and for the entire month of August ! We celebrate your strength, courage, grace, kindness and unique being that adds value to all those that are lucky enough to be around you!
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
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