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?

What would a world where women weren’t harassed look like?

This morning I finished reading Jessica Valenti's Memoir Sex Object. The book is a collection of personal reflections on topics such as street harassment, abortion, drug use, sex, and child raising. Throughout, it explores the way that the world treats women, casting them as objects for men's comment, pleasure, and enjoyment. It also explores the very… Continue reading What would a world where women weren’t harassed look like?

What a year! 75% and counting.

I can't believe it's October. Only a quarter of the year left to meet all the goals that were set at the beginning of the year. Now that we're 75 percent done with 2017, I thought it would be cool to reflect on some of the fun things that I've been working on this year,… Continue reading What a year! 75% and counting.

Permission

  After reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic this week I have been thinking a lot about the idea of permission. In the book she says something along the lines of 'if you've been waiting for the slip that gives you permission to pursue your dreams, here, I'm giving it to you.' (sorry if that was wrong… Continue reading Permission