Zimbabwean scholar Tererai Trent gets larger than life statue in New York

Tererai Trent was named as one of the 10 most inspiring women in the world earlier this year.This recognition comes with a life-size statue erected in her honour in New York.Her statue has just been unveiled alongside nine women including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett.

A life-size statue of Zimbabwean scholar Tererai Trent has been unveiled in New York. She was immortalised on August 26, 2019 in commemoration of Women’s Equality Day. 

She told BBC: “I’m just so humbled — it is unbelievable. Can you believe I am standing so tall in New York City? We know that 3% of statues in the city are female. My great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mother — ha! — they would never have dreamt of something like this.”

Her statue went up alongside nine women; media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, conservationist Jane Goodall, activist Janet Mock, chemist Tracy Dyson, author Cheryl Strayed, and Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.

All 10 women are being honored for fighting for gender equality for girls and women. They were earlier named as the 'World’s top 10 most inspiring women’ back in May.

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