MY JOURNEY WITH ANXIETY

Am I anxious or merely under immense pressure or stress?  That is the question I frequently ask myself when I wake up in a sweat at 3am most mornings.  You feel your heart racing, terrified that it might just leap out of your chest. You feel that knot of despair in the pit of your stomach.  Your mouth has […]

Dr. Esther Mahlangu – A Testament On The Nature Of Time

Esther Mahlangu receiving honorary Doctorate at University of Johannesburg

On the 9th of April, the world renowned Ndebele artist was given an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Johannesburg. The Honour recognises her “legacy as a cultural entrepreneur who has skilfully negotiated local and global worlds and played a major role as an educator”. Dr. Esther Mahlangu turns 83 in November. And if anything this for me became a perspective on the nature of […]

Roasted Pear & Butternut Squash Bisque

roasted pear and butternut bisque

Since there are so many recipes out there for butternut squash soup, I thought I’d join the party.  It is such a seasonal thing, after all.  You’ve probably heard the line before …this is the one that you really have to try.  Well, it really is.  The combination of flavors is unbelievable.  Butternut squash, sweet pears, […]

The Truth About Dating A Married Man

This is not something I’m excited to write about, but if we’re being honest, there’s a lot of us… Or rather, a lot of me’s. Women dating a married man. You’ll be surprised at how many women are curious and interested in exploring this dynamic. Exploring it because it’s been fashioned as something without commitment […]

The Painful Art of Finding Your Lane

Being someone who has always been interested in the idea of leadership and climbing the corporate ladder, I have noticed a rising trend in public discussion around authenticity in corporate spaces. This concept of authenticity crosses an array of themes including corporate brands and identities, leadership etc. The one I find most interesting is the one of creating […]

THE KEY TO SURVIVING YOUR 20’s

Why acceptance, moving on and showing up are essential to your growth A year and a half ago, while working as an intern for South African women’s magazine, True Love, I had the opportunity of having lunch with well established women in their mid to late 40s. When asked which decade was the best for them, […]

DO SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNERS & CELEBRITIES KNOW HOW TO FASHION?

Are South African celebrities and brands disregarding the interdependency of the fashion industry and celebrity culture? Social media has rather brusquely highlighted the inert state of South African red carpet and celebrity fashion. Fashion lovers – like the now somewhat infamous Twitter User @Red__Mos – frantically update their profiles with images as each celebrity glides down the […]