Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I just had this realisation that I need to write down. Be it mental or physical, everything I have achieved in life, I have done with these contributing factors as part of me. I did not get to leave my issues at home while I worked full time, raise… Continue reading Joyride
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, People prefer when they ask "How are you?" in passing to hear a frivolous "Fine!", because they were not really interested in your response in the first place. If you can throw in a fake smile, all the better. Don't waste your truth on such individuals whose eyes are… Continue reading Trust your inner unicorn.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, It is a well-known fact, and the punchline of many jokes and silly conversations behind my back, that I do have bipolar disorder. I feel pity for ignorance. I was diagnosed at 14 years of age with manic depression and over the years the medical fraternity came up with… Continue reading Get help brave heart.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I know people would love for me to just move on, but good luck with that. I miss my child. My therapist says to just feel it. The missing of my Liam James. Sit with it as long as I need. It feels so much like grief although Lee… Continue reading It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step,… Continue reading Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Last night I attended a beautiful function at Workshop55 where the town was painted red with Peppadew South Africa! We enjoyed an extensive menu of dishes that included Pepperdews®. It included a Spring Garden Salad with seasonal vegetables that was pickled, roasted and pureed with herbs. It featured hot,… Continue reading Just Add Peppadew
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I attended a VIP screening of Die Ellen Pakkies Storie tonight at Ster Kinekor. It was one of two occasions where I was so emotional that I chose not to interact with the cast, but leave to cry in my car. To grasp #DieEllenPakkiesStorie would be to open yourself… Continue reading Die Ellen Pakkies Storie
Male Privilege: Yes, It Is Real When typing the heading to this piece I felt myself fighting back the words ‘no shit Sherlock’ and then wondered, ‘should I carry on writing this?’ Then I remembered why I wanted to write this and resolved to carry on bashing the keyboard relentlessly. You see, I have been… Continue reading Guest Post: A part-time transgender woman.