To those who think and say that what is past is past and that it is a waste of time and energy to dwell on reparations, restitutions and repercussions (!), we say that there is no such thing as the past when it comes to colonialism and its revolting consequences. There is no such thing…Read more »
There is something raw, but also fragile in the eyes of Makhúkhú Molepo. Khú, as he also likes to be called, first told me that he understands photography through architecture and that his fascination with the latter comes from his intent studying of light when captured in the brevity of the moment. It is the…Read more »
Earlier this year, I had my first Ifá yearly reading from a well-respected and kind (the soothing kind, the appeasing kind, the warm kind) Babalawo (who also happens to be one of my closest sister friend’s cousin… the world is but a small place). For those who may not be familiar with Ifá, Wikipedia lays…Read more »
I think I can earnestly say that I have somewhat been at odds with my (professional) self so far this year. Yes, the statement is blunt. True yet probably a tad exaggerated but hopefully not definitive. At least… I think. There is something healthy about wanting to do something that will attract and if possible…Read more »
Over the past few months (although I would have to admit that my informal research study began a number of years ago!), I have come to realise or rather accept that my professional relationship to and with men has significantly stalled. As one of my constant source of bemoaning and a (uniquely) bottomless pit of…Read more »
As much as “black girl magic” and “sisterhood” have (also) become recurrent hashtags and trendy crutch words, they have both expanded and delineated the realm of our strength. The use of these terms has significantly shifted the common belief that we need to be guided by one but rather are geared at praising, celebrating, elevating each other and in more ways than one.
Finally… I told myself… Finally… I was able not only to “capture” time but to actually schedule an appointment at the beauty institute (and spa) for what should be (or rather used to be) my monthly bikini wax routine. I am not afraid to say that for the past sixteen months, this act of self-care…Read more »