Marie-Alix de Putter
They Call It Africa, We Call It Home. (en)
And, with Home, come duties and rights. So, I have a responsibility and a mission: use my voice to lift Africa's active ownership of it's narrative. Why? I owe almost everything to Africa. From my roots to resilience muscle, through fierce determination and the freedom to be unapologetic about who I am. Our ancestors did not survive everything that nearly ended them for us to be intimated or scared. Their sacrifice is our legacy. So, we should be loud, be fearless and make them proud. They fought for our future, and I will forever stand out for the future of those who are watching me.