I am Khotso Dineo (Kay-Dee) Mashile, a young African lady. Born in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. My most steady home is a beautiful village called Nkwinyamahembhe (Lillydale). I grew up in many parts of the country, to which I owe my cultural diversity.
I am a Bachelor in Social Work (with honours) graduate and am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Africa Studies. I am also the Founder and Managing Director of Perfect Love Publications (PLP) and Perfect Love Youth (PLY). PLP is an all black female owned and run publishing company which aims to equip young emerging authors with writing related skills and knowledge so that they become competent authors. We mentor each author and cater to their specific needs at prices that are tailored for our specific target market. At PLY we use literacy as a tool to address the socio-economic challenges faced by our rural and township communities. We have just finished our first national poetry competition for schools in these areas and will publish the anthology of the winning poems by September 2018. The mentorship programme allows for unemployed youths to reach out to the high school learners willing their community. And some of the profits made from the book sales will find the education and business ventures of both the mentors and the winners.
I am an activist at heart and am currently working in collaboration with Impact Hub SA on an HIV Campaign that aims to re-educate the youth and raise awareness in forgotten spaces such as the church and other youth organisations. I am a singer and a spoken word artist. This campaign will thus incorporate a lot of artistic elements as well as social media activations. We will, therefore, involve as many partners as we can.
I am passionate about the youth of Africa. I believe that it is up to us to change our narrative and rewrite one that we and future generations will be proud to read.
She Conqures SA Programme
Sunday, 24 June
loveLife will be live with a She Conquers Connect Club session. This is taking place live from Orange Farm Y-Centre.
ACTIVATE! will conduct a Twitterchat (Guest: Kay-Dee Mashile)
B-Wise will be providing health information. Multiple articles will be posted during this time
Celebrating 2 years of empowering adolescent and young women to ensure they get a better future.
WHEN SHE CONQUERS WE ALL CONQUER! #Continue2Conquer