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The MYD Show – Woke with Marita van Rooyen

Marita van Rooyen, joins us for this episode of the MYD Show, to talk being woke and the power of awareness. Marita is a Namibian Writer, Editor, Photographer, Environmental and Social Activist.

She is well known for her writing and photography and has received numerous awards both locally and internationally, including that of the MISA Namibian Journalist of the Year in 2010. Marita is also the co-founder of Suncycles Namibia, which introduced electric mobility and sustainable energy to Namibia, with a focus on solar-powered electric bicycles.

“Woke for me, pretty much means to be conscious and to be aware. The topic of self awareness we spoke about, I think they all fit in together and we actually, as humans, we have to be awake and aware, and conscious of our surroundings because no one man is an island, you don’t exist on your own, you need a society and a nurturing environment around you to shape you into who you are and who you will eventually become.”

In this MYD show podcast we find out:

  • Marita’s take on social activism
  • How social activism has the power to enable communities
  • What Marita feels we should ask questions about our happiness in a situation to challenges norms that are inappropriate
  • How Marita feels respect is what is needed to overcome differences and difficulties

Take a listen to the MYD Show with Marita van Rooyen, here :