Stories

LOVE AND MAYBE

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Maybe you’re afraid of love because you still think it’s about breaking off pieces of yourself and handing them over.   Maybe it’s hard to admit that the heart break you are avoiding is one often done by your hand first.   Maybe you loved a beautiful empty thing, filling it with enough of yourself […]

CALLS FROM THE DRUMS

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“You should probably get it checked out now” “I know. It doesn’t hurt me though, it’s just… strange.” “Oh, so you’d rather go to the doc when your eardrums eventually explode?”   This conversation had been coming up every once in a while for a couple of months now, that’s how long Ngoma had been […]

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

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The only person who ever really understands what a massive deal the start or launch of any project is, is the creator of it. While everyone else receives the finished product, they are unaware of the years that one had to walk through. I say years because as much as an idea may have been […]

THE PROMISE OF SLEEP

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All that was left to do was sleep. She knew better than to expect immediate answers, so she didn’t. It wasn’t something that she held with disappointment anymore, she was just familiar with how time and patience work together. So there was nothing left to do but sleep.   She followed the light in as […]

YOU ARE NIGHT. YOU ARE DAY.

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One day I was penning down some of my feelings around something that triggers me, but instead of only looking at the pain and trauma that the trigger was highlighting, I was more interested in the part of me that was being suppressed when that pain or trauma was experienced. What was being suppressed was […]

FEMININE ENERGY: LET IT BREATHE

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The feminine energy is one that is enveloped in sacrifice and offering. Look at things like childbirth and menstruation as the most visible example. Through these and other natural sacrifices, women literally hold life together in many ways. The feminine energy keeps things afloat. It washes. It heals.   The saying “To strike a woman […]

THE ART OF EMPATHY

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My first introduction to the majestic world of art was through poetry. The love affair with poetry began at an early age. To me, it was a playground for words, a medium that invited the use of metaphors, rhymes and other figures of speech that allow one’s imagination to roam. I loved its capability to […]

DECOLOURING YOUTH DAY

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Youth Day is approaching.   South Africa is buzzing with activity as individuals and organisations prepare to launch the youth focused content and events they have planned for months.   As a content producer, I want to be a part of this national story. My voice wants to be heard along with everybody else that […]

CREATIVE CRUSH: TONY GUM

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Her way of expression is unapologetic and unique, with just the right dose of abstractness to leave one marvelled and eager for more. Tony Gum is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa, and is no stranger to the creative scene. She has collaborated with prestigious brands such as Coca Cola and Adidas. Her style […]