Every so often we come across a bright ray of sunshine streaming in from our insta scrolls and we’re just over the moon to be sharing her with all of you today! Love some honest vulnerability? Love some activism for women’s empowerment? You’re going to love Mia. Having departed from the world of financial accounting, Mia has set her sights on becoming an empowerment and life coach. While honestly sharing her own highs and lows, Mia uses her platform to also amplify the voices of activists, advocates and experts on gender equality, human rights and social justice as a blogger for @girlsglobe and ambassador for @womenforchangesa. Before we go full fangirl here’s our latest OSKE Asks…
NAME: Mia du Toit
DAY JOB: Empowerment and Life Coach, Blogger, Activist.
WHAT’S THE CLOSEST THING TO REAL MAGIC?
That feeling of truly living in the moment and being fully present and content
Experiencing all your highs & lows and not being afraid of delving into your emotions.
When you live so wholeheartedly in the moment, you see magic happen all around you ♡♡♡
DESCRIBE YOUR GIRLBOSS MOMENT.
The day (actually a few!) I finally plucked up the courage to voice that my future in finance was not the right path for me. It was the day I swopped corporate for coaching! It was a clear moment of realization that my passion lies with helping, guiding and encouraging women on their journeys & finding different ways of empowering women.
HOW DID YOU LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN?
Honestly, I think we’re all still learning along the way. I choose to surround myself with strong women. I learn form and with them. On my journey, I’ve learnt that being a woman embodies being kind and accepting of yourself and your body, being gentle when you need to but also to flight hella strong for the things you believe in. ♡
WHO TAUGHT YOU WHAT LOVE IS?
My mama! She is the absolute epitome of a powerhouse, strong woman. She taught me to never accept anything less than I deserve and more importantly, to always act with love towards others. Her selflessness showed me the raw, unconditional love that she had for us.
WHAT IS INTIMACY?
A complete sense of vulnerability and being unapologetically yourself with another being. A gentle, raw feeling of just being present in the moment where souls, bodies and minds connect.
WHAT DID YOUR MOTHER TEACH YOU?
Well, what did she not teach me! She has always played a massive roll in my independence & strong feminist values today. One of the best things she taught me during rough times “this too shall pass” and today, still, this is scribbled in all my journals & I regularly whisper it to myself when I feel overwhelmed.
TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR BODY THAT YOU WISH YOU’D ALWAYS KNOWN?
The absolute perfection of our bodies just the way they are! I wish I knew not to give into social pressures or aim for unattainable standards. I wish I learned sooner that your body gives you pure strength and life, and that is way more important than your jean size!!
ULTIMATE MAKE-OUT PLAYLIST
Title: Morning Make-Outs ♡
WHO SHOULD EVERYONE BE FOLLOWING RIGHT NOW?
By @ambardriscoll for real, raw womanhood content.
For latest news around GBV in SA.
For super inspiring mental health content.
For educational female content.
duh. ULTIMATE WOMAN CRUSH ♡
Thank you, Mia, for sharing your thoughts and feelings with the OSKE community. If you'd like to learn more about Mia, @girlsglobe and @womenforchangesa then be sure to follow this total gem here.
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