I’m a bit sad to be back in Rio after two weeks in South Africa. My heart and mind are still in that amazing country.
Guiga and I were in the african continent to work. We are developing a project focused on the environment and animals rights and to do that, we worked with two organizations.
Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, in the Greater Kruger area, a NGO with 36 women doing patrols all day against the poachers. Thirty six women patrolling an entire reserve with no guns facing the dangerous big 5 (the 5 most dangerous animals of Africa) and men with guns to kill the animals. They do a job that a lot of men would never be able to.
And the Tin Can Town, that takes care of street dogs at Blikkiesdorp, a township in Cape Town. A place extremely violent because of gangsters activities. Tin Can Town is basically about three strong women.
We just realized that we will tell stories about women when we were already there. We knew about the Mambas, but only when we were at Blikkiesdorp seing that female volunteers put their fingers in men's faces to protect animals the bell rang.
We met wonderful women in this trip. Beautiful women, powerful women with remarkable strength, dreaming and fighting for a better world. women that will inspire me for the rest of my life - not only today.
But today, I would like to send all my love and all my admiration to all badass women around the world. I've always had better relationships with women than men. I was raised by three fantastic women that showed me that I have much more to learn with the ladies. And I keep this lesson for life, learning with Rosies (Tin Can Town) and Felicias (Black Mambas).
Step aside, boys. The world is female.
Felicia, at Balule Reserve - Hoedspruit/South Africa