It’s a family affair.

God bless our food. Amen. For starters, my aunt was begging her spoilt-brat beloved son to “grace us with his presence” and we were rolling our eyes when he finally came through. We began the Christmas Lunch tradition long after my aunt had retired. Her sanity amidst insanity was rooibos tea, newspapers and gardening, because…

Mothers and their daughters

Two weeks ago, I received news that made my stomach turn. One of my closest friend’s mother passed away so suddenly. In my friend’s distraught voice was a lot of pain about “how could this be?” and the natural questioning of the order and God himself. Everything shook her to the core. Like any mother…

The People Vs Patriarchy

“…Everybody is a man, you know? And you just choke! You choke. You constantly feel like you are being strangled; it’s so violating.” – Sibu Gcilitshana I first encountered the word ‘Patriarchy’ in University while I was studying Media, Communication and Culture. In the initial stages, it was mainly about how the media portrayed women,…

Vision View Sports Radio, right off the bat!

I joined Vision View Productions in July this year, and instantly fell in-love with its eccentric, opinionated and sometimes controversial bunch. I always said, “we deserve to be in a radio station – our lines will always be busy.” That said, if I’m honest, the tip of the iceberg for me was getting to work for…

How the vibe in SA entertainment is inspiring us all right now!

As a Content Producer, I have already learned about all the misconstrued assumptions people hold about the broadcasting world. For one, whenever I tell folks I am a Content Producer and Scriptwriter, they still ask, “So, what do you do?” I tell them that I compile content, which I turn into the scripts that presenters…

Everyone wants to be #Queer until it’s time to be #Queer!

I’m a lot of colorful things. But, because we live in a world so fixated on everyone’s sexuality – I am a heterosexual woman. Yes! I love men, I am attracted to men and to some extent, I love gender roles in a man/woman relationship. I love the traditional aspect of it, and I also…

The right way to ‘stay’

I like going back to projects years after their release. I never stop recollecting all the wisdom I need from them, and we all know the meaning of art changes according to time and personal context. I get to really decipher my truth in and about them when there is less noise and opinions. Albums…

Hoe is life?

#I’m #glad #women #are #writing #themselves #out #of #social #constraints. The awareness that something was wrong (academically) started when I read Susan Faludi’s ‘Blame it on Feminism.’ I related to her as an academic. But, in hindsight, as a woman, I didn’t fully relate. White women’s grandeouse feminism (during her time) had a fixation on dismantling…

ZAHARA: Can she be #BlackGirlMagic?

A while ago, I had an interesting chat with a friend during Solange’s “A seat at the table” frenzy. Our conversation wasn’t so much about Solange, but we used her as a case study. If you love artists like Solange and Erykah Badu, you will understand how much #hoteps associate with these artists, as opposed…

Be Selfish, in a good way

The world is moving fast. Friends aren’t always really friends. Family can be tiring and work, well, not always an easy ride. So when we find those people outside these burdensome realities, we hold on very tight to them and we sure put our claws in them because at a certain age, women ask themselves…