Thando Hopa (Photo: Instagram/Thando Hopa)
Johannesburg – Encouraging women at the Marie Claire Future
Shapers 2017 event, lawyer, model and activist Thando Hopa spoke about the
importance of embracing who you are.
Addressing her journey with learning to embrace herself, Thando said she always felt anxious because of her appearance when she was
younger. Doing her first bare-faced shoot was one of the things that helped her
overcom that fear.
“This first shoot started me on my journey towards
self-acceptance and ‘enoughness’. I realised that by stretching my own
boundaries, I was doing it not only for myself but also for all the young girls
out there who were feeling that they were not enough. The truth is, we ARE all
enough, and when we believe that, the world comes to believe that,” she added.