At the end of final year, we all went our separate ways, With hopes to change the world, With wild and vibrant dreams, With heaps of student debt, With a new sudden role of bread winner, With tons of knowledge and little experience, With a sparkle in our eyes that we still fight to keep. […]Read more "After graduation"
Have I ever whispered something into your soul that wasn’t true? Have I ever led you down a path of destruction? Have I ever deserted you when you needed me the most? I’m always with you. I’m the compass that never leaves you, The one who always shows you the right way, The one who […]Read more "Intuition wrote me a letter"
She didn’t realise she was driving at full speed, her head spinning from intoxication until a loud bang swung her car on the road. The screech almost burst her eardrums. Glass rained on her. She screamed until everything went black. When she woke up, she saw dozens of flashing red and blue lights with people […]Read more "Waking up intoxicated"
Her bedroom felt like an interrogation cell. A candle on her study table flickered, offering dim light. She felt as though the beige-coloured walls were caving in, The thump of her heart blasted through her ears. She tried to calm down but she couldn’t, Rocking backwards and forward, rubbing her arms, breathing in and out. […]Read more "Falling into place"
As I enter the upside-down house and see the couch hanging on the roof (technically the upside-down floor), my body feels confused by the tilted nature of the space. I’m standing upright, “normal” but I want to do a handstand against the wall so that my surrounding doesn’t feel upside down anymore. A touch […]Read more "A visit to the Upside Down House in South Africa"
In 1952, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo opened the first Black-owned law firm in South Africa called Mandela and Tambo Attorneys. The practice was to play a significant role in the lives of thousands of Black South Africans persecuted by the racist laws of the country. Chancellor House, located opposite the Magistrate’s Court in downtown […]Read more "The story of Mandela and Tambo Attorneys in Johannesburg"
Towering over its natural surrounds and strutting through the wild with elegance and poise, the Baringo Giraffe is a beauty to behold. However, it’s the second most endangered species of giraffes in Africa, with roughly 700 giraffes existing in the wild today. Without the conservation efforts of the Giraffe Centre in Lang’ata, Nairobi and many […]Read more "The Giraffe Centre in Lang’ata, Nairobi"
We weave ropes around our necks in our efforts for control, We wage wars over bruised egos. We try to create order with systems that strangle us, We pollute ourselves with hate born from bias. The freedom we crave is the same freedom we take away, We choke ourselves in our attempts to […]Read more "The other side of being human"
Women’s participation in politics in South Africa left an indelible mark on history. From forming pre-schools and literacy classes in their communities to the historic 1956 Women’s March at the Union Buildings, women civil rights activists were fearless and determined in their fight for freedom and equality. Take a walk with me down memory to […]Read more "Women who played a prominent role in South Africa’s history (part 2)"
As soon as I arrived at the Cape Coast Castle Museum, located in the Central Region in Ghana, I knew that the visit wouldn’t be an easy one. The horror of the slave trade and the injustice that African people suffered is a painful thing to grapple with. As I went through the 45-minute tour, […]Read more "A visit to Cape Coast Castle Museum in Ghana"