FEMALE AUTHOR:Keamogetswe Bopalamo

Whoever said being feminine means that you can only handle the easy stuff was absolutely wrong. The world is waking up or needs to wake up to the power of young women simply because they are doing amazing things and are breaking boundries and norms. I personally am pro-women and my heart is filled with pure joy when young women hustle hard and embrace their talents. On this article, we feature an amazing female author from Rustenburg in the Northwest Province. It is none other than  the awesome Keamogetswe Bopalamo. 
Let’s get to know this ambitious awesome woman as she tells us about her book.

What is your profession/job description?


 Human Settlements Policy development coordinator for Rustenburg Local Municipality(my day job). I began writing ‘What I Wore’ 10 years ago. Initially the book was a personal diary called apple juice in a wine glass, a place I could escape to whenever I needed to instead of pouring myself a drink or getting high on drugs. It took me a while to complete the book, I was constantly consumed with the idea that my “diary entries” were more than just mine to keep and that it may be life changing (for me and others) if people got to read my book. I renamed Apple Juice in a Wine Glass to What I Wore, reflecting on all I wanted to let go off in the process of sharing myself and my story with the world.

Take us through your typical daily work routine?


 A typical day begins with my work at the Rustenburg Local Municipality. When I knock off it is often time to cook and do homework with my son but once he is in bed I have time to catch up on new books (i.e. Jacky Phamotse Bare). I believe it is important to read what others wrote as much as it is important to write

What is the best part of your book?


My favorite part of the book is chapter 12, diagnosed. I find that although I was frustrated with the diagnosis at the time, it helped me understand that even the unseen has a name and should I embrace this diagnosis, maybe I could learn for it, maybe I could finally find something that will help me address my depression. It took time for me to understand what was happening to me.

What major challenges have you faced or are still facing as an entrepreneur/author?


 What I Wore’  gives a personal account of my life, as such, one of the greatest challenges I still face is in answering questions relating to the contents of the book. I’ve had to condition my mind to accept that some people will judge me and other will embrace me. In the same breathe that there will be some people who simply chose to stay away from me because of the perceived shame I carry.

 What makes you tick?


My love for living out my talent and reaching the glass ceiling of my own happiness.


What advice would you give to someone who wants to be an author or perhaps something similar?


Dare to dream because you don’t just conjure up impossible things in your head, whatever it is you feel is right from the core of your being, is what should guide you and force you to reach every milestone of your journey to self actualization. Don’t mind what everyone has or has not to say, just trust in yourself.

Author: Eve Bodirwa



Daily Motivation: Their opinions don’t define you

~Their opinions do not define you~
Never give up on what you believe in, simply because ‘they’ are telling you that you can’t do it, or you are not good enough. Remember that  the person with BIG DREAMS is more powerful that the one with all the facts. If you believe you can do it, then you can do it.














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I believe that you have not truely lived until you have helped someone who can never repay you. Well for me, I think the purest form of joy comes from helping other people. If only some women knew how  it feels like to make an impact in someone else’s life, we wouldn’t have all of this hatred, envy and competition amongst us.













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For  those of you who read the bible, or even if you don’t, there is a particular verse that says “who of you by worrying, can add a single hour to your life?
I would like to encourage  awesome women  to quit worrying because worrying cannot change your situation and it will not get you anywhere but it will only tear you apart inside and make you feel weary, depressed and worthless.

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Coming to think of it,what is the point of worrying about things that we cannot change. In life, we need to  learn how to let go off of things that we  do not have  power over. Always know that as time goes by, everything will eventually fall into place  given that we keep a positive mindset and mentality.


What I would like for awesome women to know is that, every morning when you wake up, know that’s a blessing on its own and there are people out there who are fighting for their lives, who are in hospitals, on their death beds and they pray everyday that if they could  be given a chance to be out there, they could do so much.
Now you are lucky to be alive why not take advantage of that by simply being positive and optimistic even when the odds are against you.



When you are alone, ask yourself, what is it that you live for, because there is so much more to life than worrying. Why should you just  focus on one thing?..why not be flexible and try out new things in life. You cannot really focus on doing one thing, what if it doesnt work out, what if that very thing is the root cause of your worrying.
I feel like we need to explore more and this doesn’t mean that you are diverging or riding on a route that isn’t meant for you.


 We always say that stick to your own lane, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t broaden your mindset. It is very crucial to think outside the box  so that when obstacles come your way, you are strong and wise enough  to tackle that situation.



Overall, learn to pull yourself together and go back to the reason why you started whatever it is that you are doing. If you put your “things” in order you will  feel empowered  and when your life is intact, that will keep you motivated to press on and Push  yourself to overcome  obstacles.

Author:Eve Bodirwa

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~Comparison is the thief of joy~
We wont compare ourselves to others simply because we know that our journey’s are different hence we all hustle different. 

Confidence does not have competition and awesome women do not compete with anyone but themselves. The trick is to try to be better than you were yesterday.