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Top 10 of my Favourite Podcasts of All Time – Part II

This is part II of Top 10 of My Favourite Podcasts of All Time. Check ’em out: Two Dope Queens What started off as hanging out at comedy clubs…

Top 10 of My Favourite Podcasts of All Time – Part 1

Podcasts are my favourite corner on the internet – they are an incredible means of sharing our lived experiences with each other: whether it’s the work we do,…

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Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer is her ‘Fuck You’ Album

I knew that Dirty Computer would be Janelle Monáe’s Fuck You album. After the first two singles, I knew it! The Fuck You album is the album that is…

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The WhatsApp Interview: The Matte Project founder, Mathahle Stofile, on insisting on that seat at the table

The politics of the black body have long been contentious. Its placement in a society that, to quote Ta-Nehisi Coates, “plunders it,” is a discussion that not only…

Black Privilege is…

[Article first published on Huffington Post] ..Being policed by security personnel when shopping. It’s living with the knowledge that they will keep their eye on you, or even…

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Gay Privilege is…

…Being ready with a ‘we are both men’ answer to the (dumb) ‘who’s the girl’ question. Being setup on blind dates with ‘other gays’ by heterosexual women friends…

Why I will not be watching The Birth of a Nation: Rejecting Toxic Masculinity

I wrote this piece for a news site a couple of weeks ago and with the recent tragedy at Wits Junction, I thought to share it. Particularly because my thoughts around…

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Musings: We are Generation W; “W” is for “WORDS”

I think we are the generation to fight all manner of unjust structural prejudice and discrimination, or as I love it to be called by its descriptive name, “white supremacist…

Hey Black Child!

I had such a tough time getting myself to settle down and write when 2015 was winding down. Within the first few days of the new year, I…

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Learning to Shut Up

“It’s an interesting time to be alive,” Binyavanga Wainaina When I started blogging again, about a year ago, I promised myself that I would write more, and more frequently. The…

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