Zandile Nkompela our Cape Town Girl Impact Coordinator

STAND

I stand here not for me
I stand here for the unsung sheroes who do not get such platforms
I stand here for the women who think they don’t deserve this platform
I stand here for the girls who dream of such platforms
I stand here to salute the forgotten shereos before our time
I stand here to summon women who think and say its too late and its over
I stand here to decode unleash and unlock dreams for our girls
I stand here to thank the formidable women who prepared the way for us
I stand here to say rise woman, you are still alive
I stand here to pass the baton to the rising young leaders after us
I stand here not because I feel like being the centre
I stand here because I have to for those who looking for one of their own to look up to
I stand here to say well done faithful servants who stood before our time
I stand here because I am created for a time such as this
I stand here to inspire; implore and impact those who come after my generation and more
I stand here because they stood
I stand here so we can stand
I stand here so that they will stand
I say stand women stand
I say stand girl child stand
So stand….