Pressure of being one of the best


There is a lot of pressure that comes with being at “the number one journalism school in the world”. Arguably so, but whatever; we believe we are the best and so when you are here you feel like you are the crème de la crème and so everything you do or say must be crème…

The Power of the Written Word


Last week Thursday I attended the inaugural Imbawula event hosted by Random Window. As soon as I saw the poster I was super excited. They had me at “reigniting the fading art of storytelling”. I immediately thought back to nights when my sister and I would sleep with my mother and she would tell us…

The power of one, the strength of many


The way you start a story is what determines whether your reader will continue reading it or switch off and move on to the next interesting thing. If I tell you right now that as I write this I am sitting on a plane to Durban for work and that I am in tears and…

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many…

My feminist dream VS the reality


*Martha is thinking about freezing her eggs.  She has had bad luck with men. Martha thinks back to  her time in high school, she recalls how much she wanted to get married and have children all the while climbing up the corporate ladder. Those dreams are gone now. Martha now chooses to live in her…

Hair defined me


*sigh* I need to style my hair in such a way that no one can see my hairline issues.  *sigh* I need to get a weave with a fringe or a side bang so no one can see my suffering hairline. *sigh* I can’t tie my braids back cause then the Naomi Campbell in me…