I want to talk about this judgment we carry within us in the realm of grief. For some unknown reason, we really believe we are entitled to pass judgment on how someone grieves. This notion bothers me because I don’t understand why we feel we have any right to an opinion on anyone’s choices. (A … Continue reading Your expression of grief is valid
Today is Youth Day in South Africa. It is a name I don’t particularly agree with. Especially today. In 1976, black learners in Soweto took to the streets singing Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (the then banned liberation hymn; our present adapted national anthem – yes this is part of why its offensive to defame it, it … Continue reading Youth Day and Transformation
How would I describe my first experience at one of the most prestigious schools in the country? Complex. An experience some of us are still battling within ourselves. It was my parents’ dream to give me a better life than they did; a life free from the hardships they endured. No matter what we went … Continue reading The emotional school fees we pay
Seeing these riots going on in the U.S, it triggers the mind as a South African. This is a constant in our world and it pains me to see that black people STILL and CONTINUOUSLY, on a GLOBAL LEVEL, continue to scream to be heard. Quiet, private conversation, posts, rallies – no one listens. People … Continue reading Are you complicit?
Our hidden parts are being unwrapped and we are unravelling. The powerful mind sits on its throne and orders us to act. We act without protection. No place to walk. No people to see. No distraction. No party. No smoke. It orders us to slowly open the parts we’ve made small; tucked away in the recesses. Fear takes … Continue reading Bleeding
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