Why we are a tribe & the importance of having a tribe
WHY WE ARE A TRIBE & THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A TRIBE
I grew up in a tribe, the Batswana tribe, which is an important part of my identity and the values I carry. One of the most important things about being a part of a tribe is the strong sense of community ; where there is always someone there for you when you need them; to help with a problem, answer a question, consult, collaborate. This is so important. And with that support system, you can get stuff done and accomplish goals because as a tribe, we become close and work together on issues, problems and projects.
There is great power in being able to speak openly about anything. Nowadays, even having people all around you, you can still feel like there’s no one there for you, no one is really listening to understand what you are going through nor really there to help. When you are a part of a tribe, collaborating with a group of people who share similar beliefs and have faith in each other, is what really fuels each other’s passion to achieve great things. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed. There are no judgements, no pressure to be perfect. You are able to be yourself and be vulnerable.
When I came to Melbourne, that is what I needed, a tribe. I was suffering quietly through my endometriosis and fibroids alone, and couldn't really share my struggles with anyone around me. So I set out to build my own tribe. The MAGANO tribe, for women who feel like there is no one out there who understands what they are navigating, a community that I wished I found a long time ago.
You are not alone.
Your struggles are not to be ashamed of.
We are here for you. You are already celebrated here.
Love, Kel xx