Name: Chantal Martin
Province: Northern – Cape
Facebook: Chantal Chante Martin
What is the essence of being a woman to you?
The real essence of being a woman is the ability to nurture and to love deeply, unconditionally.
What is your super power?
My super power is giving love to others who needs it.
What words would you use to describe yourself?
Young independent mother, who loves her family and is passionate about being the change I want to see in my society.
Do you relate to Women’s Month? If yes, why is it significant to you? If no, why is it not significant to you?
Yes, I do relate . The significance of being a woman is there to raise a village , love the unlovable ones and being the woman she is destined to be.
They say behind every man is a strong woman, is this a statement you relate to?
Indeed I agree. Remember without the touch, the love, the support of a woman no man will survive being on earth even if it is only for one day.
How do you think society perceives women?
They don’t think we can take up leadership positions, they think we are too weak and soft. But actually women are more keen to see change happen.
How are you #CommittedToChange in your role as a woman?
To become the change I want to see in my society especially for the young girls in my community. That in order to be an independent young woman you have to work for what you want .
What do you think the role of women is in developing the country?
Women are slowly starting to be independent and become more successful in any field they put their minds on.
In a world that favours men, how are you fulfilling your role as a woman?
To never be dependent on a man , to make me feel as if I only exist when I need his help. To get rid of that mentality that women and men are equals.
In your words, what would South Africa look like if it had a female president?
Honestly there would be less chaos. A woman knows what a family needs and with that she will be able to provide for those who needs it the most.
Given what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?
Always be true to yourself no matter what obstacle life throws at you as a woman and never change to be accepted by society.