They say dynamite comes in small packages and Thapi Semenya is certainly proof of that. Not only is this absolute powerhouse conquering Type-1 Diabetes but she's also standing tall as a role model for other young people to do the same. And all while completing her studies and sharing her passion for skincare! After having developed vitiligo last year Thapi has continued to share her health journey open and honestly with all her followers, inspiring them to also live the life of their dreams. Let's get to know this badass young gun as #OSKEasks…
NAME: Thapi Semenya
DAY JOB: Student
WHAT’S THE CLOSEST THING TO REAL MAGIC?
Meditation. It takes you to places you cannot imagine, and it also allows you to connect with your inner self.
DESCRIBE YOUR GIRLBOSS MOMENT.
Being part of the Abbott video for diabetes awareness and going to Discovery SA for the cooking classes.
HOW DID YOU LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN?
There was this time when I was moving out of res and I remember myself carrying my microwave (a steel one) and I remember wanting to give up but something in me kept saying that as a women, you need to carry on no matter how difficult it gets.
WHO TAUGHT YOU WHAT LOVE IS?
My grandmother. She loved unconditionally so.
WHAT IS INTIMACY?
Intimacy is about knowing your deep rooted self-first to be able to share yourself with your partner or the next person.
WHAT DID YOUR MOTHER TEACH YOU?
The one thing my mother has taught me is that life is like a road. A road is not straight and sometimes you get bumps and turns but you still need to find a way to manoeuvre around because it is very unpredictable and you need to be able to expect the unexpected in order to plan around it.
TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR BODY THAT YOU WISH YOU’D ALWAYS KNOWN?
I wish I had known that bodies change. I would have never guessed that one day I would have vitiligo and it would spread so quickly.
ULTIMATE MAKE-OUT PLAYLIST
Title: Wasted Times
WHO SHOULD EVERYONE BE FOLLOWING RIGHT NOW?
Thank you, Thapi, for sharing your thoughts and feelings with the OSKE community. Follow her on insta to learn more about her journey with Type-1 Diabetes or for some great skincare tips!
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