Mphoentle Masilo, a vibrant and resilient 16-year-old, has never let her disability define her. Born with Osteoporosis Imperfecta (OI), she has faced challenges head-on and embraced opportunities to inspire and empower others.
For over 8 years, Mphoentle has served as a Casual Day ambassador, a role she cherishes deeply. Through this platform, she has had incredible experiences that have shaped her journey. Notably, she had the privilege of appearing on television, showcasing her talent in the popular show “Takalane Sesami.” This exposure allowed her to share her story and spread awareness about her disability, fostering a more inclusive and understanding society. In 2020, she had a memorable interview on Impulse Radio, further amplifying her voice and contributing to the conversation on disability inclusion.
Participating in Casual Day has opened doors for Mphoentle to connect with other individuals with disabilities. Meeting older individuals who share her experiences has been a source of motivation and positivity for her. These encounters have not only provided valuable support but have also helped her navigate her own insecurities. Through the shared bond, Mphoentle has found comfort in her own skin and witnessed her self-confidence soar.
Mphoentle’s journey is a testament to her resilience and determination. Despite the challenges posed by her condition, she continues to embrace life with an unwavering spirit. Through her involvement with Casual Day, she has become a beacon of inspiration for others, encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness and pursue their dreams.
As she continues to grow and make a difference, Mphoentle remains an advocate for disability rights and inclusion. Her unwavering positivity and determination serve as an inspiration to those around her, as she strives to create a more inclusive society where every individual is valued and celebrated for who they are.