Diversity. You’re the perfect manifestation of love and culture. Through you, we see the world through a different lens. And so, we unfold to embrace you. And because of you, together we form our global views.
Bubelo Mlilo, Zimbabwe
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Bubelo Mlilo grew up in Zimbabwe and is currently in her 4th year of the Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations. Bubelo’s poem, which she recites in the video below, is called “Diversity.” She is particularly interested in politics, governance, humanitarian law and the empowerment of women. Bubelo is also a founder of All 4 Girls Empowerment, an organization aimed at reducing cases of sexual abuse against teenage girls and young women through the use of a mobile phone application. Bubelo is a published writer who had her first piece—entitled “My Tribe”—published when she was 11 years old in a book called Echos of Young Voices. She later had 4 more of her poems published in another book, DayBreak. Most of her work is an artistic representation of her past experiences through which she seeks to recreate and share her reality through written and spoken forms to empower, mobilize and raise awareness of different struggles people like her go through.
“Being at IE University and in Spain has broadened my horizons even more. IEU is yet another stripe on my multicolored coat of life, helping me realize that I thrive off of diverse experiences.”