Women We Love: Stephanie Linus
Stephanie Linus is more than just a screen gem. This award-winning filmmaker is on a mission to heal the world. Her selfless service to humanity and womanhood dazes us. Here are 5 reasons why we would choose to love the UNFPA Regional Ambassador over and over.
She is a strong voice for abused women in Africa
Through her multiple award winning movie, Dry, Stephanie lent her voice to every possibly abused girl and woman in Africa. She stands as a protector of the girl-child.
She is passionate about social change in Africa
For Stephanie, film goes beyond the camera. As she puts it, it’s a “vehicle” for her to drive strong social change in Africa. It is also a platform for her to put the spotlight on issues of social justice.
She is giving VVF patients back their lives
Stephanie did not just stop at Dry, the movie. She has gone on to help in the medical restoration of patients of Vesico Vaginal Fistula. Her message to women going through that is that of restoration and hope.
She is inspiring conversations on the effects of poverty and illiteracy
In an interview with Huffington Post, Stephanie attributed the serial abuse of African women to poverty, lack of education and the African view of women, thereby urging African leaders to look into and address such issues.
She is on a mission to build confidence and self-love in women
Through her humanitarian projects, Stephanie is, no doubt, helping women regain their confidence and build a much better lives for themselves. She is every woman’s heroine!