Give her a crown

Changing the narrative for women through the power of Storytelling and the Arts

#GiveHerACrown is a female empowerment platform that exists to change the narrative for women in South Africa, and the world. We do this through the power of storytelling and the arts. The platform officially launched in August 2020, by telling the stories of all women; the survivors, the activists, the pioneers, the next generation. In 2020 we had 16 local artists each creating a bespoke crown of art in their choice of material.

Proceeds of the sales during the 16 days of activism enabled us to develop and launch #GiveThemACrown, a CAPS aligned, Digital School kit for educators to champion gender equality in schools. Download course material here. Each year we have a new concept and a new set of artists that drives the narrative and helps to create further impact.

#CrownCollection2023’s Artist Collective even went global, being celebrated at an art exhibition titled “Changing the narrative for women through the power of storytelling and the arts” in New York. Hosted by the South African Consulate General, the exhibition gave the Artists Collective the opportunity to attend and engage at this international level.

The Change Collective Africa is a team of social enterpreneurs that connects a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most.The Change Collective Africa is a team of social enterpreneurs that connects a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most.

The team at The Change Collective Africa, a social enterprise that connects a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most. We believe that one good idea can change the world and are experts in crafting societal change solutions.

Along with our network of changemakers from corporates to communities, influencers and even individuals, we bring these solutions to life and craft meaningful stories that showcase the impact. We also believe that doing good is good business and lead the way in creating a new shared wealth, where equal value is placed on purpose and profit.Our main areas of passion include female empowerment, social and creative entrepreneurship as well as education and thought leadership.
#GiveHerACrown is a female empowerment platform that exists to change the narrative for women in South Africa, and the world. We do this through the power of storytelling and the arts. The platform officially launched in August 2020, by telling the stories of all women; the survivors, the activists, the pioneers, the next generation. In 2020 we had 16 local artists each creating a bespoke crown of art in their choice of material. Proceeds of the sales during 16 days of activism enabled us to develop and launch #GiveThemACrown, a CAPS aligned, Digital School kit for educators to champion gender equality in schools. Download course material here. Each year we have a new concept and a new set of artists that drives the narrative and helps to create further impact.

#CrownCollection2023’s Artist Collective even went global, being celebrated at an art exhibition titled “Changing the narrative for women through the power of storytelling and the arts” in New York. Hosted by the South African Consulate General, the exhibition gave the Artists Collective the opportunity to attend and engage at this international level.

The Change Collective Africa is a team of social enterpreneurs that connects a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most.The Change Collective Africa is a team of social enterpreneurs that connects a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most.

The team at The Change Collective Africa, a social enterprise that connects a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most. We believe that one good idea can change the world and are experts in crafting societal change solutions. Along with our network of changemakers from corporates to communities, influencers and even individuals, we bring these solutions to life and craft meaningful stories that showcase the impact. We also believe that doing good is good business and lead the way in creating a new shared wealth, where equal value is placed on purpose and profit.Our main areas of passion include female empowerment, social and creative entrepreneurship as well as education and thought leadership.
WHEN LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE JOIN HANDS FOR THE SAME PURPOSE, MIRACLES HAPPEN.
WHEN LIKE-MINDED
PEOPLE JOIN HANDS
FOR THE SAME PURPOSE,
MIRACLES HAPPEN.
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LISTEN TO ZOLANI MAHOLA’S SONG
‘REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE’

In 2024, we will be #ShiftingPerspectives and urged to rethink our prejudice and to challenge societal norms of how we perceive and portray the role of women in society. The creative expression forges into fashion with five fashion designers redefining boundaries, breaking stereotypes and inspiring new action as they take inspiration from one artist’s spoken word and visualise the standpoint:

Change starts when perspectives shift.
It starts with me.

In 2024, we are #ShiftingPerspectives. The campaign urges us all to rethink our preconceptions and to challenge societal norms of how we perceive and portray the role of women in society. The creative expression forges into fashion with five fashion designers redefining boundaries, inspiring new action and breaking stereotypes as they take inspiration from one artist’s spoken word and visualise the standpoint:

“Change starts when perspectives shift. It starts with me.”

BETH DIANE ARMSTRONG

Primarily a steel sculptress, Armstrong works on both monumental and intimate scales. Her practice pivots around notions of the infinite and perceiving – and expressing – a sense of weight.

ANDISWA BUNGANE

A mixed media artist who creates opulent pieces inspired by her passion for luxury and attention to detail. Art is an essential part of Andiswa’s identity and serves as a form of expression beyond words.

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI

Lara Klawikowski is a fashion designer based in Cape Town. She launched her eponymous label in 2010 after graduating from CTCFD. She designs artisanal womenswear made from recycled, upcycled and re-fabricated materials.

LENA HUGO

Lena Hugo is a full-time artist proficient in highly finished, detailed, expressions of people in pastel. She is known for her portraits of manual workers and also explores themes concerning our human condition and fragile nature

SHELLEY MOKOENA

Shelley Mokoenas’ work embodies an intrinsic and unique approach. Rooted in the intricate beauty & complexities of human existence, informed by nature, identity and philosophies of the African experience.

SONJA SWANEPOEL

Sonja Swanepoel is a sculptor and environmental architect who explores our natural world in her art, our reconnection to nature and the interconnectedness of all things.
We believe in the power of the collective. If you are an individual, organisation, initiative or investor who would like to use your influence, resources and intelligence to make a difference in the ongoing fight against gender inequality, please email us at: hello@giveheracrown.co.za

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