Some are fierce and celebratory, while others are deep, reflective and resolute. Women’s Day is experienced differently by all women. We honour ourselves and each other, pay tribute to those who’ve fought for us and remember that there’s still a long way to go. Enjoy these body-positive, proud, bold and inspiring Instagram posts from local celebrities this Women’s Day:
1. Kelly Khumalo
Stretch marks, cellulite, saggy parts? Kelly Khumalo embraces it all: ‘Oh, what the hell?! It’s all mine, I may be far from perfect, but that’s what makes me ME and I Love ME! Happy Women’s Day, ya’ll.’
2. Nomzamo Mbatha
Nomzomo looking fierce and basking in her beauty:
3. Pearl Thusi
Pearl Thusi reminds us that we can find everything we’re looking for within ourselves:
You seek strength? Look within. You wield it with your smile and sway.
You seek power? You were born with it. You walk in it daily.
You seek love? Darling, you are love…’
Dear Woman… You seek strength? Look within. You wield it with you smile and sway. You seek power? You were born with it. You walk in it daily. You seek love? Darling, you are love. You seek happiness? Choose it & radiate it. You’d like some respect? Adorn yourself with it to teach others. To respect you. You want fulfillment? Don’t you see that you overflow with blessings? You want to feel beautiful? Don’t look in the mirror- reflect your soul- it is the true source of your beauty. Love, Pearl. ❤️ Happy woman’s day.
4. Khanyi Dhlomo
Khanyi posted this video paying tribute to powerful women in activist spaces, and reminds us that there’s still a long road ahead:
We give birth to all human life on the planet. We are architects of humanity. We are builders. As we celebrate our God-given magnificence, our progress and the men who build with us, let’s renew our resolve to build a country we are proud to leave to those coming after us. Happy Women’s Day South Africa! Happy Mbokodo Day Mzansi! #WomensDay2017 #MbokodoDay ❤❤❤ : @queenluffie
It’s Women’s Day every day with this body-positive blogger and queen:
6. DJ Zinhle
Just reminding us that she’s a boss…
7. Amanda du-Pont
‘You are as strong, successful, loving, nurturing and ground-breaking as you believe,’ says the actress.
Happy Women’s Day ❤️✊ You are as strong, successful, loving, nurturing and ground breaking as you believe. Elevate your thoughts, and watch yourself rise!! Sending love your way and celebrating all woman who go against all odds to make positive moves May God bring unexpected life changing opportunities your way❤️
Looking radiant, Unathi has an important message for us: ‘It’s like the colour of my skin. I wouldn’t choose another. I love being black. I LOVE being a woman. Every day. 365. Every hour. Happy our day, QUEENS.’
9. Jessica Nkosi
This actress and TV presenter is embracing all that she is and taking care of herself: ‘It’s a special day because, let’s face it, women make the world go around 👸🏼👸🏼👸🏼. We work hard, go through a lot and men don’t know the half of it!’
Just me and my fresh face on this womens day…Embracing all I am and taking care of myself ❤️❤️ ❤️…. #HappyWomensDay It’s a special day because, let’s face it women make the world go around 👸🏼👸🏼👸🏼. We work hard, go through a lot and men don’t know the half of it! Soooooo…. I’ve partnered up with my lovely @cliniquesa fam to REWARD you all so you keep looking as gorgeous as you are. Look out for my next post for all the details… #CliniqueSA #CliniqueXJessicaNkosi
10. Blue Mbombo
Model and reality TV star Blue Mbombo gives us the definition of a queen: ‘A queen on her throne is a woman who grows beyond boundaries, knowing that the power within her is sufficient to meet every obstacle.’
May our local goddesses continue to inspire us, make us proud, forge the way forward and keep on slaying.