MISSION & HERSTORY
To raise consciousness through digital advocacy, the delivery of programs and coalition building that facilitates the empowerment of women and girls. Through skills and information sharing, providing mentorship and building the capacity of young feminists to engage in policy change and other critical issues around sex and gender discrimination, inclusion and rights, towards building a better world for ourselves and future generations
The performance involved the artist drawing seven concentric circles around herself, chanting ‘the hole is whole’. This embodied message of sacred femininity resonated deeply with the project of WOMANTRA, which took shape 3 years later and exists as a tribute to the power and resilience of women.
Meet The Team
Founding Director/ Chief Operations Officer
Stephanie is the Founding Director of WOMANTRA and has headed the organization since its inception in 2011. Over the past 5 years, Stephanie has been focused on growing the organization’s activity beyond the virtual space and established a strong local chapter, registering the collective as a non profit company in 2015.
Stephanie’s interest in women’s rights began to take shape early in her university career at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, where she graduated with a Minor in Gender Studies and went on to enroll in the postgraduate program. Her grounding in activism was also shaped by grooming from feminist foremothers such as Hazel Brown.
Stephanie’s ultimate goal is to see WOMANTRA become a self sustaining organization. As part of this impetus, succession planning has become an integrated priority of the organization’s leadership, facilitated through an Internship and Mentorship programme for the next generation of freedom loving womxn and girls.