Botlhoko’s ‘Thoughts’ raise mental health awareness


Nineteen-year-old Lebogang Botlhoko has penned a book titled 'Thoughts' dedicated at raising awareness about mental health.

The young woman has published two books namely Thoughts, and joint anthology ‘A Force to Reckon’. The author is also a Gender Based Violence (GBV) and mental health activist. In an interview with Arts & Culture, she pointed out that she speaks more about GBV because she feels it is a very pressing issue, especially now.

She added that she likes to spend her leisure time reading poetry, novels and listening to podcasts such as the ‘MeToo’ and related podcasts, as they help her feel more in touch with everything happening around her and give her more insight. "Thoughts was published when I was 17-years-old. It focuses mostly on mental health, love, healing women and femininity. I was inspired to write this anthology because I dealt with mental illnesses at a young age and it forced me to grow at a very tender age.

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