Friday Flows: Shrinking Women

This week’s Friday Flow goes to a slam poem by student Lily Myers called “Shrinking Women”, which she performed at the Barnard College in New York City. For those who don’t know, slam poetry is a type of poetry explaining one’s personal story or struggle, usually in a very powerful and emotive style. And with…

PG16 in Black Homes

When I was 10 years old, one evening, my mother came home with a big box in her hands; wrapped in plastic bags, therefore hiding the titles on the box. I was 10; that thing could have been an ornament that we only take out when long-distance relatives are around, I would still be excited….

Integrity and Your Career

  One of the most important aspects of my life right now, as a budding 25-year-old professional, is my career. It is a part of me that I hold very dear to my heart, always needing to polish and maintain with the utmost dignity. One day I want to look back on the journey that…

Friday Flows: I Waited For You

Its Friday! My favourite day of the week has finally come and  I want nothing more but to see my mother, curl up on the couch with a big cup of coffee to wind down this  beautiful weather, and catch up on missed family shenanigans. As with every Friday (well, whenever I don’t  have a pile of…

Unfuck Yourself

It is a new year! Well, we are 19 days into it but still, it is a new year and with the dangerous and sometimes reckless lives we sometimes lead, we should  be ecstatic and truly grateful that we made it into yet another one! Whatever it has in store for you, may it prosper you and leave…

Not Of The Same Stock

This love thing is a very tricky business. People that aren’t  in love yet and are in desperate search of it, sometimes seem to me as though they do not  understand the magnitude  and amount  of  work that  is  required  in this love thing. Fine, maybe it’s not ALL horrible, but I have had enough…

Divergent Series – Veronica Roth

I am now into books that are a series. Why? Because I cannot bare the loss of having just 1 feeding of a good book. I long for more, start going crazy and obsess over the outcome of the story, whether the author really felt that there was nothing more to add that could possibly…

Hlomu The Wife – Dudu Busani Dube

I have 2 sisters, both older than me and both very different from each other. While the oldest is firm, a perfectionist and loyal follower of all things involving history (she could give you a blow-by-blow account of the Royal family in one breath), the arts and old school RnB music, the other is a free-spirited…

Friday Flows: I Smoked A Spliff with Jesus Christ

I am a Christian, I love poetry, am a feminist at heart and have an indescribable  relationship with the herb. Put that all together and you get one of my favourite poems by Lebo Mashile, the poster girl for all things feminist and African. Today I share “I Smoked A Spliff With Jesus Christ”. A personal reminder to…

Why I Haven’t Been Writing

Today I went through blogs I follow, as I always do each morning. I laughed my way through my morning coffee after  bumping  into an old post by Amy Sue Smith on the power of putting the  word “girl” in a book title (it’s a very booming  and successful trend, I might add), see here,…

Sit Down Tu

I haven’t blogged in a while. Because of the many things that have been happening, moving into a new neighbourhood, having to adjust to new routes and a different (and much earlier!) time to go to work every day, it’s safe to say that my level of tiredness has reached new heights. While getting home, catching up…