Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams: Elisabeth Tubajika

I met Elisabeth more than ten years ago when we both lived in South Africa. It was through social media that we reconnected again and when the idea for this piece came about, Elisabeth was one of the first people that came to mind. As a black woman, I have come to the realisation that… Continue reading Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams: Elisabeth Tubajika

Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams: Intro

We can’t afford to wait for the world to be equal to start feeling seen. Michelle Obama In a system built to destroy you, joy is rebellion! My family arrived in a post-apartheid South Africa from a war torn Democratic Republic of Congo and the one thing I can always remember from those early years… Continue reading Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams: Intro

Black Lives Matter

Saying that Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean that other lives are valued less, it just means that there is a group of people who for years have been undervalued and exploited and it's time we stop.Nathan Ryan Black Lives Matter is more than a slogan, it is a movement that was founded in the United… Continue reading Black Lives Matter

30, flirty & thriving

On the 18th of April 2020, I turned 30. I've been looking forward to this day for the past year. I don't know why. Perhaps it's the way we've been conditioned by society about the ages that represent growth, wisdom and responsibility: 21, 25, 30 and 40. Those were the ages that growing up, I… Continue reading 30, flirty & thriving

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

Going back to Uni: 5 Tips for the mature student

If someone had told me that in 2020, I'd be halfway into completing a FULLY FUNDED MSc. programme, I would've slapped them in the face and said 'get behind me Satan'. Granted a lot of that statement would have been rooted in the negative lense that I saw my life through at that time, and… Continue reading Going back to Uni: 5 Tips for the mature student

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…

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