Millennial women are said to have more confidence than women of any other century. Despite this, there are matters that trigger them, situations that bring them down and moments that shift them away from their positive spaces.

Hosted by Khutso Theledi, this weeks Perspective on Y will unpack the stories of women who have been body shamed and who have  redefined the traditional standard of beauty.


Dr Mpume Zenda

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist – Special interest in sexual and reproductive health and sexual medicine. She will unpack the psychology of body shaming and how one can become body confident despite what others say.

Ithu Sekhu

Itumeleng Sekhu was only 11-months-old when a fire changed her life. She has had several reconstruction surgeries and suffered from depression. She wrote a book called “What Do You See?” that tells the dark story of what happened to her and how she came out stronger from the experience. 

Boitumelo Ramatsi

The Soweto-born and based creative founded Spotted Beauty, a project that evolved from her personal Facebook page in 2012, to raise awareness around vitiligo. Rametsi is also a body positive model. Both aspects of her identity has helped Rametsi see beauty as a celebration of an individual’s own evolution.

She’ll talk about the difficulties of growing up to accept her vitiligo and becoming the relatable face for it.

Khanyi Mbau

Is a South African actress, television host and artist. She will detail her skin lightening journey and how her interest in aesthetics gave her a boost of confidence.

Christine Van Wyk

Local body builder tells us how she fell in love with competing in body building. She talks about the pros and cons of being in the industry and how, despite it having a “dark side” she is still able to be body positive.

Catch Perspective on Y tonight between 7pm and 9pm on YFM 99.2, YFM App or DStv Channel 859.