My name is Petunia. I’m a 19-year-old Tsonga woman. People always look down on Tsonga people. They say we only do jobs such as hairdressing and welding.
I’m really struggling to accept myself for who I am. I take all criticism personally. Please help me!
Society creates a lot of labels that really just strengthen stereotypes. There are many Tsonga people who are successful in many different fields.
As an individual you should try not to be defined by stereotypes but by who you are.
If there are no positive role models in your community, then stand up and be the change you want to see. The world is at your feet.
Take your rightful place in this life, which you deserve.