Nov 27, 2017
Like many kids throughout
history, and across the world, Refilwe Ledwaba grew up not knowing
what she was capable of.
Growing up on the border of Zimbabwe during the apartheid era, it had literally never occurred to her that she could be an airline pilot because she’d never seen anyone who looked like her doing that job. Through a series of chance encounters and the right encouragement, she found her way to a career in aviation. Now, through the Girls Fly Program in Africa, she provides relatable role models for children just like she once was. As Mixed Mental Arts builds a path to ikigai for the entire global village, creating relatable role models for kids everywhere is a crucial component. What Refilwe has done is something we can do everywhere and in every field of human activity.