- Mandy Nurrenbern
Women. Strong, loving, and badasses.
Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Mozambique celebrates it's own Women's Day. 7 de Abril. (April 7). Why? Because it marks the day of a well-known badass of Mozambique who not only helped in the fight for independence of Mozambique, but for the emancipation of African women. She was arrested in 1964, spent 5 months in jail, got out, said "F*** you all", continued the fight, independence was won. Then she married the first president and quite a proclaimed hero of Mozambique, the Samora Machel. President's need badass women by their sides, or really, leading their way...
That's just a quick synopsis of one female badass in Mozambique. April 7 recognizes ones in history, ones in the present, and ones yet to come. At ADEDAR we get the privilege to work with a lot of strong, loving females who are setting the example for themselves and future generations. They are going against the stereotypical gender norm. They are tackling, rucking, lifting each other up. They are playing sports. And they have come to realize that they are more than just a pretty face in the mirror. They realize their own strength. They build each other up, and they run around with confidence gleaming from their eyes. Is all this from rugby? Probably not, but we think it helps.
7th of April. A day we are going to recognize and celebrate here in Mozambique. A day we are dedicating for our girls, for our women, for those with vaginas, to be proud, confident, strong young females. We are hosting a rugby clinic that's just for females, run by females. ProSport in Mozambique has been 100% supportive and making sure we can use their field on the beach.
This was by far one of my favorite days (an all female rugby clinic) from 2019. So glad we are able to do it again. Come join us! Come watch and play with all these badasses.
We are STRONG. We are POWERFUL. We are US. We believe in LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, EQUALITY, KINDNESS, RESPECT, and the POWER of OUR VOICES.
****** UPDATE: This has been postponed until a later date when getting together in groups is safe again. Please continue to support us and stay safe out there! ******