We celebrate independence by highlighting amazing girls who take it upon themselves to make change in the world through creativity. Do It V (DIV) is a weekly column featuring talented V-Girls around the globe who are inspired to make art, fashion, technology and other DIY projects in the name of activism and philanthropy. If you?re interested in featuring your creativity ? be it poetry, art, dance, music, writing, tech, or food you make in the name of a cause ? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome completed pieces as well as works in progress.
V-Girl Mantala?Nkoatse from the Alexandra Township of Johannesburg, South Africa became inspired while reading I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Lives of Girls Around the World. Hearing stories of child brides on the news while reading the monologues featured in the book, Mantala wrote her own spoken word piece addressing issues faced by girls forced into marriage. Check out her performance of her piece “I Am An Emotional Creature”