Does my Afro bother you?

Ever walk into a restaurant and find that waiters take longer to approach you? Or offer you the worst seat under the pretense of a reserved table (even though nobody shows up for the next…

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My First Week Back

I’m really enjoying being back at work. Trust me, there were many reasons for me to drag myself to school on Monday the 15th; it was the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing and…

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STOP name-calling!

Recently, I watched a South African comedy show. I was affected by some of the jokes around ‘coloured’ people, particularly around some of the comments made about hair. I realized that as South Africans, and…

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An Acne Solution

I have had problematic skin since the age of twelve. When I finished high school, I’d decided to use birth control to deal with my breakouts. It worked but after ten years I decided that…

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Losing what you know when chasing what you love.

2017 has been a very difficult year for me. Strangely, some of the difficulty came from choosing myself. I’d never been strong and courageous enough to say no and mean it; I’d never been the…

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