What does life as a woman or girl look like in your country/city/town/village? Any issues/challenges/milestones?

Being a woman is really a challenge in my country because society has placed values that see women as weak characters. People always underestimate the capabilities of women. In every sector, be it political, educational and the like, women are never given equal opportunities with men.

What would you like the world to know about YOU? What life experience, challenge or achievement do you want to share?

I am a writer, I have a Facebook page "Zuleika Nanguwo", I am a model; Miss Malawi beauty pageant Top 5 finalist, an actress, a motivational speaker, a feminist. I want to live and inspire people, I want someone to look at me and say " Because of you Zuleika, I did not give up". I look forward to a society where gender won't define any human, where women will be given a chance to prove all their capabilities because, what a man can do, a woman can do twice and better.

What are you most passionate about and what are you doing with that passion?

I am passionate about working with the youth, and I've started conducting motivational talks in schools

How have the women and girls around you helped you to get to where you are today?

Yes, they have. I have met queens who helped me wear my crown when it was about to fall. They lifted me to where I am.

Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..."

hardworking and determined in everything we do.