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Musings: Growing up with, and loving Peugeot

I met my stepdad when I was probably five years old. He had come on that official-meet-the-kids-you-will-be-sort-of-fathering visit, and he came in a Peugeot 404. I remember being…

Nigeria turns down the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill. WTAF?

A socially just society is one where men and women are not ranked, but linked, connected, complementing each other as equals. Yes it’s true that we men are…

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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…

“Am I Contributing To My Own Extinction?” Musings of a Sangoma Living Between Two Worlds

At TEDxJohannesburg 2015, Amanda Gcabashe, a sangoma, shared her story of becoming. She talked about her experience living between two worlds: the 21st century and the mystical world of ancient medicine…

An apology from patriarchy, for patriarchy, to women across generations

An Ariel ad from India commenting on gender roles in the most poignant and touching way I have seen in a long time went viral a couple of days ago, sparking awareness of…

The Performing Arts Stock Exchange, the ‘Poet with the Typewriter’ and some things in between

A couple of weeks ago, ThundaFund in conjunction with the Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank hosted the Flying House Performing Arts Stock Exchange, an event that was in the…

The Market Theatre Serves Us Tobacco, Finally

After years of paths crossing, the stars finally aligned for theatre director Sylvaine Strike and legendary thespian Andrew Buckland – they finally got to work together on a play. The play is called Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof, and is currently showing at Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg until 6th March 2016.

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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Latecomer Series: 19 Years Later, ‘Set It Off’ Still Presents Relevant and Insightful Commentary

Had I watched Set It Off back in the day, I think I would have long appreciated Ms. Pinkett, Ms. Latifah, Ms. Elise and Ms. Fox more. I…

I haven’t exercised in 6 weeks

Truth: I haven’t exercised in 6 weeks. Truth: I feel bad about it. More so because I feel my body slowly going squishy and tubby and certain parts starting to…

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