“Everything I do is embedded in the values of community and humanity,” says Lerato Solomon, the founder of Mental Matters who is also currently completing her BA community development studies at Unisa. After seven years of studying law for financial gain, she realised her purpose is to serve. “I am born to be a community servant – to motivate, inspire and empower individuals.” Solomon is an advocate for mental health. She addresses the stigma that prevents society from identifying and discussing mental health challenges, but adjusting her own mind-set first helped her to learn from mistakes. “For the most part of my life, I never recognised my worth or value as a person.We are all valid and we should be taking up space because there is enough room for all of us to do so.”
You can never run away from your true “calling” no matter how great you are at your job.