Episode 058

Sandra Chuma

We are who we declare ourselves to be

March 17, 2019
arts
leaders
business

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Episode Overview

Earlier this year we celebrated our first anniversary and it has been an absolute joy to have this opportunity and mission: to share the stories of African women who are changing Africa’s narrative to one that radiates hope, resilience, wisdom, and love for humanity.

From activists to thought leaders, artists and socio-environmental entrepreneurs, I have learned that women – all women – ultimately, desire the same thing: a world that encourages everyone to embrace their truth, their potential, and their purpose.

That’s why it has been such a blessing to have met dozens of phenomenal and trailblazing African sisters dedicated to doing their part to create and leave a legacy for future generations. Just by having these women from different parts of the continent declare their “I am”, and own their purpose with fierce dedication, is leading us to a powerful mindset shift.

“There is so much more to us as African Women.” – Sandra Chuma

Over a year ago, Leymah Gbowee’s quote inspired me to step up and create this platform. In her book ‘Might Be Our Powers’ she wrote, “You have never heard my story. It is an African woman’s story because so rarely are our stories told.”

This week I’m bringing you my truth, my voice and my purpose – how I became the woman I am, and how I am evolving into the woman I am becoming.

This year I committed myself to overcome the fear of sharing my story. This year I am even more resolved to continue this quest towards greater courage, greater love, greater faith, and stepping more fully into my purpose.

THANK YOU for joining me on this journey, for keeping me accountable, for supporting and inspiring me to do what I love, and for encouraging me to serve the world in the best way I know how.

I am Sandra Chuma, this is my story.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • What it was like growing up in Zimbabwe
  • Why my family was passionate about education
  • How migrating to Canada changed our lives
  • How my struggles shifted my mindset and turned out to be a blessing
  • What inspired me to create a storytelling platform focused on sharing trailblazing African women’s stories
  • Why it’s my mission to talk about African women’s extraordinary and untold stories with pride

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