Bontle Modiselle says she’s passionate about helping the less fortunate and making people aware that one in three girls misses school as a result of their period.
The media personality and choreographer, who attended the recent Global Citizen Festival in New York with fellow activists Nomzamo Mbatha, Chris Rock, Katie Holmes and Nkosana Butholenkosi Masuku, said she was honored to be a part of the cause.
At the event, South Africa’s “Always Keeping Girls in School” ambassador shone the light on the Always #Bloodsisters movement, a collaboration with Procter & Gamble (P&G).
“The Global Citizen Festival is a platform to share our message of hope and is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of period poverty and mobilize people around the world to take action to end it and share the message of empowerment,” she said.
“I couldn’t wait to see our dancers bring the #Bloodsisters movement to life on the Global Citizen stage.”
In February, Bontle was in Los Angeles to research what she wants to pursue in dance and connect with people in the industry.
While there, she rubbed shoulders with US singer Beyoncé and many other international stars at the Roc Nation Grammy brunch.
“It was dance that got me there. I got an invitation, showed up, and it’s as simple as that.
Some great things will happen from such moments. It was unreal. That was the beginning of great things.”
Bontle is on a mission to drive a positive narrative about dance in South Africa.