She has the right, A right to say what she is, A right to say her dreams. She should not have to choose, The right that she is.
She is what she is, She is what she will be. She is alive, breathes, She thinks, cries, She feels, hears, and sees, She is she, herself belongs to her, Her power belongs to her as well, Because she is what she is.
— Freedom Nyamubaya
Zimbabwean poet, activist and former freedom fighter
So very sad that Freedom Nyamubaya, Zimbabwean feminist poet, farmer, dancer and liberation fighter has passed away – 5 July 2015. May her soul rest in power, and may we continue to sign her name again and again so that all our children now it and chant it and tell her story. She lives on in our hearts with the energy of fearlessness she inhabited across her whole life.