Hot Mamas Episode 9: Xoli Fuyani

Hot Mamas

Dec 9 2021 • 45 mins

Xoli Fuyani is a powerful voice for climate justice and a leader in the global parent climate movement. She is a mother of two children and the founder of Black Girls Rising in Cape Town, South Africa, which provides "Brave space for Girls where they are taught  personal growth and development." This multi-year program mentors and trains the next generation of climate and social justice leaders, providing them the skills they need to find their own voice and claim their power. In this podcast, she shares how Black Girls Rising is transforming the lives of girls to transform the world.

Xoli has been an environmental activist her entire life and recently traveled to COP26 to deliver a message from 500 parent groups around the world who are demanding an end to all fossil fuel investments to protect our children. Tune in to hear why she traveled from South Africa to urge climate action, her concerns about climate finance, and why indigenous knowledge must not be ignored. Xoli also talks navigating her busy life as a working mom and how she finds and spreads healing through her dance practice.

Parent letter to COP26 delegates:

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Music courtesy of Doubletron