Misper Apawu is the winner of our Milim Community Photo Competition. Congratulations!
Misper Apawu is a freelance Ghanaian photographer based in Accra, Ghana. Her work focuses on social issues, particularly her interest in telling impactful stories about women, sports, and the environment.She is a member of African women in photography and World Press’s African photojournalism database.Misper wants her photographs to reveal the similarities and differences in everyone’s world.
Description of work: Winnifred
She dreams of being one of the best weightlifters in sports.Getting to train daily is a challenge, but she also faces the traditional female gender stereotype” your body will be hard”.Winnifred spends her time at the gym and helps her mother at home. She has no day job. This is a typical life of young female athletes in Ghana. I used to be one.Winnifred won a bronze medal in the 49kg category in Uzbekistan in December 2021, qualifying her for the Birmingham 2022 commonwealth games.These were her words before the qualifications “My goal is to win a medal, any of them. it will qualify me for the main games”.This story is part of an ongoing project where I’m documenting Ghanaian female athletes fighting and overcoming barriers in sports.
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