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.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I felt it building. The exhaustion. From Monday to Thursday I realised I was incredibly tired by bedtime. Like there isn't enough sleep in the world to feed me. Last night I felt myself crashing. It's a tired I can't explain. I took my daily meds to assist sleeping… Continue reading Fibromyalgia
1 October 2008 It was a normal Wednesday... Work, clients, paperwork, homework with the kids, dinner.... A lovely day actually... That evening, after bath, I was applying body lotion, and when putting it on my breasts, I felt something strange.... A bump/lump.... WTH??? I checked, checked again, lay down on the bed, felt this way… Continue reading Guest Post: It’s all about the boobs!
My name is Rephethile Kgwale and I’m the founder of a campaign called Matters of the brain, I've been living with Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety disorder and Dysthemia for eight years. After being diagnosed I experienced judgement from society due to the expectations they had of me. I realize how stigmatized mental health is especially… Continue reading Guest Post: Rephethile Kgwale
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, We visited Mozambik Linksfield on Sunday. We arrived at 12h00 and by 12h30 the restaurant was full. Mozambik offers an extensive selection of Afro-Porto cuisine and the necessary Caipirinha! Naturally, I did have to check up on the Strawberry Daiquiri offering... Oh the suffering I endure! 😂 (It ✅… Continue reading Mozambik Linksfield Review
I have always been fascinated with doors. I find myself photographing various shapes and types of doors wherever I travel throughout South Africa. My Pinterest account has a board aptly named ‘Doors’ and on my ‘France’ and ‘Architecture’ boards, you’ll find numerous beautiful photographs from around the world featuring… you guessed it… all kinds of… Continue reading Guest Post : Behind the door
My name is Melanie but often I can’t pronounce it so let’s stick to Miss Pretorius or Lu. It’s no state secret that I stutter and that it gets worse when I’m nervous…and I’m nervous a lot. It’s funny that I would choose a career in the media that involves interacting with strangers and often… Continue reading Guest Post: Being a woman