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LISTEN | Dawn Thandeka King believes her spiritual gift informs her work

“I worry when everything has to be gender-based. I am a performer in the entertainment space, I am a healer in the healing space, it has nothing to do with my gender,” said the star.

09 August 2021 - 08:00 By deepika naidoo
The star says her spiritual calling has nothing to do with her gender.
The star says her spiritual calling has nothing to do with her gender.
Image: Instagram/Dawn Thandeka

Former Uzalo actress Dawn Thandeka King wants the world to see past gender this Women's Day in a bid to see equality among professionals in all spaces, especially the arts.

Chatting to TshisaLIVE about being a faith healer, the star said that in the spirit world, gender doesn't exist the way it does for humans and she is just a vessel for the spirit to communicate through, regardless of gender.

Thandeka said she hoped society would do away with gender as the lens through which they judge work, talent or skills of women. 

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“I heal through prayer. I am just a vessel, in me comes through spirits of male and female. In our spiritual context, male nor female exist in the manner in which people understand it, because you can be female in body but male in spirit.

Dawn also said that her spiritual gift had inspired and informed her talent to kill it in front of the camera.

“I know that I heal through my career, that is why the only way I could make it into the entertainment space was for me to go through my initiation process, for me to understand that my performing gift, my acting talent or my performance talent, comes with my calling. And so when I do my work, I am actually healing people through my work.”

She worries that the world is too concerned with gender, advising that we should learn to see past one's gender and value their work for what it is. 

The star says through putting gender aside, we see someone's soul for what it is, thus creating equality among the genders.

“I worry when everything has to be gender-based. I am a performer in the entertainment space, I am a healer in the healing space, it has nothing to do with my gender. I think I would be a performer even if I were born male.

“Just like we are advised not to see colour, I would advise for people to see fewer and fewer people for their gender; to remove the gender and just look at the work someone does. In that way, we work towards seeing the soul, you see them, for who they are because we are spirit first and then we are human,” said Dawn.


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