Thursday, 19 May 2011

Haven't been done in a while - Voluptuous Vixen of the week

The poet, performer, actress, presenter and producer Lebogang Mashile, the daughter of exiled South Africans was born in the U.S. in 1979. At the age of sixteen she and her parents returned to their home country, it was while she was studying law and international relations at Wits University in Johannesburg South Africa, that the desire to work as an artist took hold of her.

In her work as a life skills facilitator for adolescents - focusing on topics like gender issues, teamwork and sexuality - poetry has been her preferred medium. Mashile won the 2006 Noma Award for her poetry collection. In a Ribbon of Rhythm. She is a visual verbalist, and an icon of modern South African poetry.

I admire her because she's bold and unapologetic for her weight. She refuses to hate her body, or to sell herself and her work short in order to gain fame. She is known for her afro-centric dress sense, always sporting her afro or her colorful turbans.

She's a great performer

Original Diva and her gorgeous 'fro

Hard at work on set
 Lebo Mashile was named by COSMOPOLITAN Magazine, as one of South Africa's Awesome Women of 2005 and her stunning smile and captivating insights and interviews have been featured in numerous publications such as, TRUE LOVE, YMAG, MARIE CLAIRE, ELLE, O Magazine, Real Magazine, Afrorootz, CITY PULSE for city pres, SOWETAN, MAIL AND GUARDIAN, ROOTZ AND NEWSWEEK.

On the cover of True Love Magazine

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