Grief Hello grief, c’mon in Have a sit and a cup of tea There are some tears to go around if it’s not bitter enough No please, do not shut the door Leave it open for your cousins, depression and anger Maybe suicidal thoughts might show up too After all, it is a family reunion... Continue Reading →

Growing Pains

Greetings from my very tired and dry mind. Yes, I’m still alive just lacking motivation and the will to structure a few coherent and good enough sentences. It has been a very busy couple of weeks and a lot has changed since the last time I was here. For starters, I am employed now. I... Continue Reading →

Of first rains, gods and mythology

Photo by Frans Van Heerden on We received our first rains yesterday *yeayy*. The rains started whilst I was getting my hair done and the hairdresser shared with me one of the many beliefs we have pertaining the first rains, that is if you are caught in that rain, you have a blessed season... Continue Reading →

Always and Forever “Tell me a story” “What kind of story?” he asked, looking around the stark white walls of the hospital room. “I could tell you the one about the swordsman and the warrior princess or the one about the first female pilot, that’s your favourite” “Not that kind, tell me a tragic one, the one... Continue Reading →

Firefighting my way to a degree

Hello from the flip side of exams. The past month has been super hectic and involved a lot of sleepless nights, a thousand litres of energy drinks and a few tears to spice things up. BUT I am glad to say I made it out alive… barely. I’m always a last minute type of student,... Continue Reading →

He called me babe

Photo by Anna Shvets on I believe every girl has had an experience where a male calls you babe and you finally understand the term sexual harassment. My most recent one came in the form of an overweight middle aged man in a piss coloured suit. To say I was offended is an understatement.... Continue Reading →

30 BEFORE 30

Being slapped right in the face by mortality has a way of bringing the important things into focus. It got me wondering about all the things I’ve wanted to do in my life but haven’t had the chance to do, so in light of this, I came up with a list (in no particular order)... Continue Reading →

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