Black womanhood & the requirement to be strong

Strength was measured by how much discomfort I could endure emotionally and mentally. The more I could endure, the stronger I was viewed…until I was seen as indestructible. I did not begin to refute the “strong black woman” label until I was in my late twenties. To me being viewed as indestructible felt like a mark of success.

The New Normal

The smile on my face... plastered. How is lockdown going for you? Over the past three weeks, I have gone through ALL the emotions, and none of them have involved much productivity. There's a strange thought that started spreading across mainstream social media channels that this is a time to learn a new skill whether… Continue reading The New Normal

Why I probably won’t be going back to CrossFit…at least not in South Africa

Integrity. It’s one of the first things that people mentioned when I first heard about CrossFit almost six years ago. A sport where you’re given crazy workouts, where regardless of how long it takes you to finish the wod (workout of the day) your pride is in the honest effort you gave. I drank the… Continue reading Why I probably won’t be going back to CrossFit…at least not in South Africa

Le Féminin

On this International Women's Day (8th March 2020) I think of what the Duchess of Sussex said on her visit to Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham on the 6th March 2020, 'you have your mother's, sisters, girlfriends, friends in your life, protect them.' So often the directive for women empowerment is geared towards women.… Continue reading Le Féminin

Things to do under lockdown…

I was going to title this post '5 things to do under lockdown' but this is just under five, and '4 things to do under lockdown', doesn't quite have the same ring. The alternative was ‘4 things to do while social distancing, but that’s quite the mouthful. So here we are with ‘things to do… Continue reading Things to do under lockdown…

The problem with COVID-19

I didn't want to write about COVID-19 because unless you've been hiding underneath a rock, or are on Big Brother Germany, you will have read at least half an article...or more on this disease that has for the time being, changed the way we connect with each other. Just in case you have no idea… Continue reading The problem with COVID-19

Fitness Reads: Jog On by Bella Mackie

I picked up this book on Sunday, the day of my flight back to South Africa after spending a glorious two weeks with my very yummy husband, look at him, he's gorgeous. No matter how many sleeping tablets I take (don't take more than the recommended dosage), I never seem to fall asleep on the… Continue reading Fitness Reads: Jog On by Bella Mackie

Bad & Boochie

I've gone full steam ahead with my booch (kombucha that is), brewing. I am a woman obsessed, just ask my Mr! You'll regularly see snaps of my successful (and not so successful) brews on Instagram. About a week ago I was at the grocery store with one of my friends and came up with the… Continue reading Bad & Boochie

Black, Fat & Living with HIV

I apologise for the click baity title however I am hoping that if you clicked on the link, you’ll stay and read this post. I have set for myself a target to run a marathon...forty two kilometres (yikes!!!) in order to raise funds for POWA, an organisation that helps & empowers women who have been… Continue reading Black, Fat & Living with HIV

How to Make Your Own Kombucha

Last month my boyfriend’s mum sent me SCOBY to start my kombucha brewing journey. Kombucha is fermented black tea loaded with probiotics and antioxidants. It helps improve your overall gut health and contains a high content of B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, known to increase energy levels and contribute to overall mental well-being. Its high… Continue reading How to Make Your Own Kombucha