Dr. Tererai Trent is a champion of Social Justice and women empowerment. She is the author of the incredible book “The Awakened Woman“
“She was born in born in extreme poverty in Zimbabwe and was married off by the age of 14. By the age of 18, she was a mother to 4 children.
Life in war-torn Zimbabwe was tough, to say the least. She suffered poverty, an abusive husband and a very tough environment.
A chance meeting with a group of American women visiting Zimbabwe changed her destiny.
One of the visiting ladies asked all women about their dreams. Most women in the group had no dreams about anything except surviving. Tererai got thinking from that day.
She spoke to her mother who encouraged her to think about her own aspirations and the legacy she wanted to leave to her children. Passing the baton, as she put it.
Tererai wrote down her dreams, which were to pass high school, go to college and then do her Masters and PhD. Her mother asked her to add another dream to that list. To help other girls in her community.
She overcame all odds and passed her school exams. It took her 8 years as all exams were conducted from faraway Oxford. She went on to graduate and do her masters and
At times she did three jobs daily to feed her kids. She even had to pick food from the trash can to feed them. But, she kept her dreams alive. And achieved her dreams.
Today, she is an inspiration to millions of women around the world. Honored and loved, she is making a difference in the lives of countless women around the world.
I sincerely recommend you watch her interview. A truly remarkable woman.