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As some of you have seen on Monday, I have been legaday-rocking my new PIBA tights called Tanzania.
Now that I have them for almost 2 weeks, and have already made positive experience with this new collection, I decided to make a little post about the concept of the collection, even though it is online for quite some time now and I am sure that you have seen that one or another design.
The collection is called 'wild at heart' and celebrates different super women from different member states of South Africa like Madagascar, Botswana, Tanzania, Congo, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
This print celebrates Gisèle Rabesahala. She was one of the leaders o the struggle for Madagascar's independence. Gisèle was a journalist and political activist who founded the newspaper Imongo Vaovao. She was also the first Malagasy woman elected in 1958 as a representative for the City Council of Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar.
These tights represent Unity Dow. Unity is a judge, human rights activist and writer from Botswana. In 1991, she co-founded the private Baobab Primary School in Gaborone, which remains one of the best primary schools in Botswana. She also co-founded the firs AIDS.specific NGO in the country 'AIDS ACTION TRUST'. She became Botswana's first female High Court judge and in 2010 she was awarded the French Medal of the 'Légion d'honneur de France'.
Dame Jane Morris Goodall is represented with this print. Jane is an English primatologist, ethologist , anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best know for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of child chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National park, Tanzania.
These tights celebrate Neema Namadamu. Born in the remote tribal region of Itombwe in Eastern DR of Congo, Neema grew up in primitive conditions and at age two was diagnosed with polio. She was the second woman from her tribe to graduate from Congo's national university and the first woman with disabilities to graduate from college. She currently runs a Media Training Center that gets educated women connected online to share their stories and solution for change through an organization called 'World Pulse'.
- Cape Verde:
This print represents Isménia do Frederico. Isménia is an Olympian sprinter and first competed for Cape Verde at the 1993 World Championships where she ran the 100meters in 13.03 seconds. 3 years later at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Do Frederico made history bye becoming the first female athlete to represent Cape Verde at the Olympic games.
Garça Machel is celebrated with this design. She is a Mozambican politician, humanitarian and an international advocate for women's and children's rights. In 1997, she was made a British dame for her humanitarian work. Garça is the only woman in history to have been first lady of two separate republics, serving as the First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999.
This design represents Wangari Muta Maathai. Wangari was a Kenyan environmental and political activist who founded in the 1970's the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award and in 2004 , she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.
The 'Rwanda'-tights celebrate Dian Fossey, who was an American zoologist, primatologist and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forest of Rwanda. By 1980, Dian had obtained her PhD at Cambridge University and was recognized as the world's leading authority on the physiology and behavior of mountain gorillas. Her book 'Gorillas in the Mist' remains the best-selling book about gorillas.
With this print, PIBA celebrates Divine Ndhlukula, the founder and Managing Director of SECURICO, one of Zimbabwe's largest security companies. The Harare-based outfit is a market leader in the provision of bespoke guardian services and cutting-edge electronic security solutions. Divine has a great passion for women's economic and social empowerment and involves herself in a number of women organizations. Through her conscious an deliberate efforts, women are now accepted in the security sector with her company employing more than 900 women, arguably the largest employer of women in Zimbabwe outside civil service.
Now that you know the story behind each tights, I am sure that you got inspired by all these super women. I ordered the Tanzania tights, not only because of the story but also due to the different prints of animals (pythons, tigers and leopards). I think they perfectly match the different strengths of those three animals: Velocity, Power and grace.
To convince yourself that these products are worth their money, have a look at my review about my first PIBA tights, called 'mermaid'. You won't regret your purchase, believe me.
If you are decided now to order one of these tights, make sure to use my promo code JENNIFER10%OFF to get a 10% discount on your purchase.
|Hackenschmidt Squats, new record: 40kg|
|If you still look pretty during your workout, then you are not lifting heavy enough. (My usual face-expression during legsession )|
|And there I go... bye... haha|
|Standing Calfpress, I see some progress in my calves. yay|