A letter to my LGBTQIA+ friends and acquaintances

Hello friend, This letter has been in my heart for some time now. I have always felt disappointed by the way I have failed to show up for you as an ally in a world where your sexuality (sexual orientation and/or gender identity) is a literal crime. I am changing that. The first aim of…

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12 lessons from Aunty Ayado that helped me thrive while in Jo’burg

Today is the special birthday of a very special woman in my life! Without her I would not miss Johannesburg as much as I do. In celebration, I would like to share some precious life lessons she taught me. These lessons were mostly learnt from watching the way she lived her life as well as…

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Realising my parents are just people

This post is a reflection prompted by Foster’s question on this For Harriet Instagram post: How old were you when you realised your parents were just people? I can’t point to a specific time. I think it was more of a slow realisation, accelerated by adulting. Pre-adulting, my parents were demi-gods in my eyes. They were always right. They…

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9 lessons from homeschooling my sisters

The day was Sunday the 15th of March; while I dropped my sister, the boarder, back to school the president announced the closure of all schools on account of COVID-19. We picked her books and returned home shooketh to the core. This is also the day I had planned to leave for South Africa to…

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Stop Cheating on Us!

The irony of it all! I wonder why in the 21st Century, our men, our black glorious rising and risen men still cheat on their women, still have fragile egos,still believe the ways to their hearts are their stomachs, still believe they have no control over their sight, still believe in that disgusting word ’emasculation’, still…

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Cold face towel, calpol and mummy.

I remember this one night when I was feverish… Mummy took a bowl with cold water, dunked a face towel in it, wringed it and placed it on my heating up body… She then gave me some calpol and the fever left (or so remembers my mind)… And so when I had fever today I…

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Maintenance

The other day I was reminded to find a man that can maintain me. You know, a man who will take me for better vacations than dad, buy me expensive wine, dine me in the best restaurants in the world and maybe even build his queen a palace where they will live happily after…let us…

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