When the colonialists arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 and established their trading colonies, they did more than just displace the native Khoi and San people. In order to provide the labour power they needed to supply their ships; the Dutch started importing slaves from Europe. When they arrived at the Cape,… Continue reading The Slave Calendar
I’ve been reading a lot on Medium lately and they often recommend the work of a writer whose work I’ve grown to love -Kris Gage, she’s a software engineer who writes a lot about healthy relationships and love without attachment. I recently stumbled upon one of her pieces about toxic relationships which brought me to… Continue reading Confessions of an Anxious-Avoidant
Last night I had the incredible pleasure and honour of being amongst 30 guests who were invited to attend the 3rd edition of the Culinary Experience South Africa at the Happy Hippo hosted by Chef Scoff in association with Remy Martin. Nestled in the silhouette of the new moon, the five-course rooftop spectacle started off… Continue reading The Culinary Experience In Association With Remy Martin: International Cuisine Rooftop Dinner
When I wrote this, it was initially supposed to be an essay submission for a youth essay writing competition the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation was having on the topic of racism in South Africa. After numerous email correspondence with the programme director of this competition inquiring about my contact details e.t.c in the days leading up… Continue reading I am not my hair, I am not this skin.
So, a lot of people have been asking me about my hair lately. Asking Me, about MY hair. FLIP OUT! I know, on the surface this doesn’t seem like much of an achievement, but it is to me because it validates all the work I’ve had to put in to keep it soft, hydrated and… Continue reading If you really think about it, Haircules could have very well been Samson…
For: Nigga bullshit. Bullshit in general. Racism. White supremacy. The massacring of black folk. Misognoir. Patriarchy. Other bullshit. All the bitches that don’t in fact have my money. Donald Trump. Homophobes. Transphobia. Rape jokes. Rape itself. Other kinds of abuse. People who use ‘depression’ as an adjective and the government.
Women’s month and women’s day to me feels a lot like every other month that has a holiday of sorts that advertisers and shops have stretched out to economically exploit because capitalism. So I’m not particularly a fan of it, but I appreciate that it spotlights issues we spend 365 days speaking about. Though I… Continue reading The Appropriation of Women’s Day: trying to make sense of days that don’t belong to you.