Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida has announced the news that she has written her children’s book – Shudu Finds Her Magic.
The book inspired by her childhood bullying traumas and is a story of falling down and getting back up and of the incredible journey we call life.
She took to social media to announce that she had authored her new book “Shudu: Find Her Magic”
There are some moments in your life which you dream about but then to see it in real life, something tangible, something to hold. Now, that is something!
I am filled with so much pride and joy to present this book authored by myself… pic.twitter.com/sgEYldqe1f
— Shudufhadzo (@abigailmusida) July 22, 2021
She also shared that the book has been written especially for kids, and that it is a story of struggles and hope.
Shudu also went on to that she hopes the book brings comfort to kids and makes them feel special, in knowing that they too are not alone.
“I hope that through my story you will find comfort in the fact that you are not alone, that you matter, that the world needs you! None of us are perfect, we were never mean’t to be and that’s what makes us so special.”
In the book she tells the story of her beginnings; of a singing and dancing and chatty girl in a small village named Ha-Vhangani, surrounded by love and most especially by her mum and Gogo Gugu. In the book Shudu overcomes her sadness and her challenges, and becomes a girl, and then an adult, who has learned to love herself!
The book will be available in 6 languages (Afrikaans, English, Sesotho, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu) and will be available in bookstores around the country and online towards the end of August.
During her reign as Miss SA, she has been very vocal about issues of mental health and had a Youtube online mental health initiative #MindfulMondays! The programme was hosted in conjunction with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (@thesadag ).