10 tips on marriage

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated ten months married. When you read that you might be laughing at the fact that I'm dishing out advice like a seasoned married person - don't worry, I'm laughing with you. Last month I had the honour of being asked to speak at my uncle's wedding. He asked me… Continue reading 10 tips on marriage

South Africa hates women – are you fine with that?

This morning I'm sitting with a heavy heart. The past years months weeks have been full of news that would make even the unobservant reader realise that South Africa is not a country for women. On paper we are equal. Yet, in the day to day, we are living with the constant threat that we… Continue reading South Africa hates women – are you fine with that?

Feminism Is at the Open Book Festival 2018

This year's Open Book Festival in Cape Town has, as usual, an amazing line up of writers and public intellectuals coming together to talk about literature, politics, and many other things. The festival takes place from 5 - 9 September in Cape Town. This year the Open Book Festival team has given amazing support to… Continue reading Feminism Is at the Open Book Festival 2018

Nasty Women Talk Back: Feminist Essays on the Global Women’s Marches

Following incredible marches all over South Africa this month I'm excited to let you know that I have an essay in a forthcoming collection -┬áNasty Women Talk Back: Feminist Essays on the Global Women's Marches edited by Joy Watson and Amanda Gouws. The collection will launch at the Open Book Festival on 6 September at… Continue reading Nasty Women Talk Back: Feminist Essays on the Global Women’s Marches

Cosmpolitan launches a petition to end tampon tax

In this month's South African edition of COSMOPOLITAN you can read an article I wrote that explores the cost of having a period in South Africa. Here's a quick summary. Isn't that crazy! We shouldn't have to spend this much to bleed. In the article I also explore some SA pad and tampon brands, as… Continue reading Cosmpolitan launches a petition to end tampon tax

Franschhoek Literary Festival this weekend

I'm really excited to be heading to Franschhoek Literary Festival this weekend. I've been to the festival a few times, but this will be the first time I'll be on a panel - and what an exciting group of women I'll be on it with. Come through Friday 18 May 10am Travellers Lodge Feminism in… Continue reading Franschhoek Literary Festival this weekend