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:

Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other women, who have her back. ✊ #PUMAWomen #DoYou @pumawomen

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3. Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi reminds us that we can find everything we’re looking for within ourselves:

‘Dear Woman…
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…’

 

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:

 

5. Thickleeyonce

It’s Women’s Day every day with this body-positive blogger and queen:

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6. DJ Zinhle

Just reminding us that she’s a boss…

#iamaDJ | Photography: @stillsbytom #BOSS

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7. Amanda du-Pont

‘You are as strong, successful, loving, nurturing and ground-breaking as you believe,’ says the actress.

 

8. Unathi 

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!’

 

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.