Brown Girl Woke continues to empower young women

The Brown Girl Woke movement continues to inspire and empower female in Samoa. 

The not-for-profit organisation convened their second workshop at the University of Samoa’s counselling office recently. This comes on the back of the first one, which was led by the group’s founder, Maluselu Doris Tufilau. 

A 21-year-old NUS student Chrioni Posini, who is undertaking a bachelor in commerce, told the Samoa Observer that the workshop offers valuable lessons in life.

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“It’s really useful that we get to learn about valuable lessons and school work towards helping us, to get through different life obstacles so it’s really good mentally and spiritually.

“Brown Girl Woke help us talk about the things that we don’t usually talk about in our communities – and it gives a chance for our voices to be heard – about other issues that we don’t want to talk about, that’s related to our culture and it’s really hard to talk about,” she added.

The workshop’s objective was to unite women in a community and to give them a platform to raise their issues and discuss solutions. 

Maluselu, who shared her life experiences from her younger age, said she is looking forward to the workshop offering more young women that opportunity. 

When discussing the benefits of the workshop with this newspaper, Ms. Posini said the interaction during the course of the workshop was a “miracle”, as life has had its challenges and these included bad experiences. 

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