978-1-928337-41-6 | R225 | Available at all good bookstores nationwide
Upon encountering historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote, ‘well-behaved women seldom make history’, Malebo Sephodi knew that she was tired of everyone else having a say on who and what she should be. Appropriating this quote, Malebo boldly renounces societal expectations placed on her as a black woman and shares her journey towards misbehaviour. According to Malebo, it is the norm for a black woman to live in a society that prescribes what it means to be a well-behaved woman. Acting like this prescribed woman equals good behaviour. But what happens when a black woman decides to live her own life and becomes her own form of who she wants to be? She is often seen as misbehaving.
Miss-Behave challenges society’s deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be an obedient woman. In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss-Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to scream ‘yassss, yassss, yassss’ at various intervals.
• One woman’s quest to break the stereotypical roles set out for her by society.
• Introduces the concept of feminism in an easy-to- understand way.
• Allows discussions about identity and gender issues.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Malebo Sephodi is a development worker and social commentator on development, identity and gender issues. She goes by the name of Lioness and describes herself as a life nomad. She is the founder of Lady Leader, a platform that allows women to just be.