VIDEO: Performer, Blogger, Poet and Dance Teacher Thola Antamu Reaching Out for Education and Empowerment
Local performer, blogger, poet and dance teacher Thola Antamu is asking for help. Having been accepted into the The University of East London to complete a degree in psychology, she is running a Generosity campaign with the slogan, "Educate me, I'll educate the forgotten black girl." The subject of a BroadwayWorld Five on Friday interview in April, she has appeared on stage in EXHIBIT S, AN ODE TO SAARTJIE BAARTMAN, HOME and BLACK & WHITE.
Antamu's appeal reads:
I am a goal-driven 28-year old black, South African woman. I push for what I want and what I want is empowerment and the education and authority to share my learnings with others who are just like me. Previously disadvantaged and marginalised people are still struggling for survival in this world. If I can manage to empower myself and take a step forward in the direction towards my freedom, I can then reach back and take the hands of those who are coming up behind me.The world has become very polarized, those who have, keep getting more, and those who have not, keep losing more. The trauma of being black, female and othered has made me realise just how important it is for me to educate and empower myself so that other people can have an easier path than I did. Studying psychology at UEL is my dream and the first step to my true empowerment. I studied performance art at The Cape Academy of Performing Arts and then began my first year of psychology in South Africa at The South African College of Applied Psychology.
To help Antamu become a psychologist and continue working on her goal of empowering those around her and encouraging upward growth in marginalised peoples, watch her personal appeal in the video below and visit her Generosity campaign page today!