Zimbabwean Woman Statue Put Up In New York City
31 August 2019
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Tererai Trent a Zimbabwean woman is humbled to be among the 10 women who were also sculptured with bronze statues, as Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Gabby Douglas, Tracy Dyson, Cheryl Strayed, Janet Mock, Nicole Kidman and Jane Goodall.

Tererai‘s live history has not been rosy, as she grow up in a rural area in Zimbabwe, as an uneducated girl, at the age of 18 she was already a mother of four children. Trent is said to have experienced domestic abuse while advancing her dream.

“I grow up very poor I grow up in a rural area with no education with nothing by the time I was 18 I was already a mother of four struggling,” said Trent.

“Because of a belief in a dream I stand amongst ten other woman to celebrated statuses of equality it’s just unbelievable.”

Tererai has found her sculpture for the Statue of Equality as a feeling that cannot be expressed.

“Can’t just express the feeling it’s just unbelievable,” said Trent.

Due to gender inequality Tererai is said to have been denied the right to education, growing up in Zimbabwe.

Trent is the author of a bestselling book titled the The Awakened Woman.

Tererai won various awards which includes the 2018 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for Outstanding Literary Work for her book The Awakened Woman. The ten woman were honored as an epitome of woman who are championing gender equality by Statues for Equality.

Due to Trent’s inspirational story, Oprah Winfrey gave her $1.5 million in donations to rebuild her elementary school in Zimbabwe in partnership with Save the Children in 2011.

Her advocacy for education for all children propelled her to start Tererai Trent International Foundation The foundation, seeks to improve education quality, gender equality in education, technology, innovation, health and nutrition.