Medical doctor, poet and speaking coach Esperance Luvindao has been selected as one of the few African to feature in renowned fashion brand Tommy Hifigure’s #PassTheMic with WizKid and Yara Shahidi!
The aim of the campaign is to inspire people globally by getting powerful voices from around the world to speak one language of Hope and Unity, particularly because of how trying times have been for everyone around the world. Speaking on taking part in the initiative, Luvindao stated that working with the Tommy Hilfiger team was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“A few weeks ago, I got a dm asking if I was interested in writing a short spoken-word piece for the campaign. I said yes and we did a few back forths before the final piece was approved. I think it’s absolutely amazing to get to work with such a phenomenal brand. The name speaks for itself,” she stated.
The campaign addresses themes such as confidence, community, community and societal change. Luvindao’s poem is titled The Oppression Suppress.
The speech therapist who recently got a job and is the Data Manager for the Covid-19 national task force also added that the opportunity opened doors for her.
The vision behind the campaign needed little explanation because the cause speaks to us all. The team at Tommy Hilfiger were so kind and humble and through the campaign, I’ve managed to book two international gigs. A one-minute spoken-word piece that I wrote in about an hour, actually turned out to be an open door to life-changing opportunities. I’m grateful,” she concluded.
As part of her medical campaigns, Luvindao is currently advocating through her social media platforms for her followers to get checked for breast cancer.
“It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Do your self-breast exam monthly. Find out from your parents if any of your close relatives had breast cancer. If they had breast cancer, make sure that 10 years before the age at which they had cancer, you get a full examination done at your doctor,” she said.