It was her studies and research in medical anthropology that set Lucy Khofi, a master’s candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand, on the path of women’s health advocacy. Her desire to address issues of social inequality is indelibly bound to her academic career. She envisions a PhD in the field only as a means to better equip herself to understand and respond to the needs of women in her community. The mission of #RealTalkWithLucyKhofi, her non-profit organisation, is menstrual education and the distribution of sanitary products to disadvantaged schools. In 2020 Khofi founded Adopt a Student During the Pandemic, an initiative that provided academic and general support to more than 300 university-goers left stricken due to the effects of Covid-19. She has also hosted webinars featuring people living with endometriosis to raise awareness about the condition.
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