About Sotho Girl Diaries

Hello, my name is Refiloe Mapitso Thaisi, I am 27 years old and I run this blog in my spare time to share some of my wonderful experiences of my country, my travel adventures, my career and to also share stories of other amazing individuals doing amazing out there.  I hope you catch some glimpse of inspiration as you browse through this blog.

I also own a swimwear and active wear brand which I started in 2017 after seeing the lack of indigenous South African prints in swimwear and active wear, the brand is called: ShweShweKini 

I am also a qualified occupational therapist by profession  and I derive pleasure in helping  other people. My proudest passion project (after Shweshwekini) was completing my Masters of Philosophy in Human Rights Law this year! I hope to use my platform to inspire more younger people to follow their dreams and to know that it is possible. My Master’s research looked at how learners with disabilities and barriers to learning were supported in schools and the implementation of policies on inclusive education. I hope to continue this project by pursing a PhD.

With this blog, I want to gather people from different walks of life together through travel, fashion, careers and brand partnerships, much like my name in Sesotho (which translates to one who gathers people or the queen of destiny) . Over the last two years, I have established myself as a blogger,  an academic and a fashion designer. I have also taken on motivational speaking which is something I’ve always enjoyed since high school.

To work with me, email mapitso@shweshwekini.com for any of the following:

  • Event planning 
  • Travel/ Experience partnership 
  • Marketing on Sotho Girl Diaries 
  • Social Media Management 
  • Brand Partnership
  • Career Advice 
  • Guest speaker / workshop facilitator

 

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