This Kenyan hero, known for her fight against British colonization is another example of African feminism and strength. Mekatilili Wa Menza is what we could consider today a badass. In the early 20th century she led the resistance and fought for Kenya’s independence from the British empire. Til this day, she represents the Kenyan resilience and power which built the country as we know it today. That is why we wanted to honor her with our jewelry.