NOMBOLO

TLC 4 The Gurls

Something special happened this weekend. If you know me, you will know that I am someone who values life, my energy and how those two things interact with each other. I’m also a very fragile human being. Even though I can stand on my own two feet and actually give off this sense of strength […]

Read More TLC 4 The Gurls

11Qz: Khensani Mohlatlole

I asked creative, Khensani Mohlatlole 11Qz – and she answered them. Thank you so much for doing this, how has your day been so far? All I have to say is getting this bread is exhausting.  2. Do people call you BaddieK in the streets, and if so, does it make you feel like a […]

Read More 11Qz: Khensani Mohlatlole

Memories As Archival Figures

My grandmother turned 77 yesterday, an age that seems way too distant for my two decade – and some change – mind to comprehend. Imagine being within yourself for so many years. Imagine the amount of times she’s had to pick herself up, attend to herself. Also be a mother, a wife, a grandmother, a […]

Read More Memories As Archival Figures

LOVEHAPPY

What is your first thought when you hear the word, love? Strangely enough, my mind will go straight to hip hop. Particularly, an interlude on Lauryn Hill’s timeless classic, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, where a group of school children spell out the word as their teacher writes it out on the chalkboard. It wasn’t […]

Read More LOVEHAPPY

Nina Simone Plays The Piano

When I am 14 years old, I took up the piano. I had auditioned to get into the music department of my creative arts school – for the audition itself, I played a song on the traditional African drum and sang a melody about love. When I started my year, I had to choose a […]

Read More Nina Simone Plays The Piano

Elixir // a poem

Grandmother, tell me the truth – it sits on your lips like a promise. Tell me what you hide in your palms, I know it is there. Waiting. Waiting. For ears, for someone who will hear it and know. Reveal to me your elixir of youth, that which makes your skin smooth and your bones […]

Read More Elixir // a poem

Stillness

There is a quote by Chinese author and spiritual teacher, Deng Ming-Dao that reads: ‘Who you are is all right.’ Like all things ever said by any human being in history, it is nothing more than just a collection of words and sounds that make sense only if you know the language – and as […]

Read More Stillness

What I Know To Be True

There is a lie that has filtered through the world for millennia – a theory about how we are separate from the source. The source: the boundless energy in which all comes from. Religious leaders call the source by many names; God/Christ/Allah/Buddha/Universe. The truth is, it is the same energy. Many wars have been started […]

Read More What I Know To Be True

DAILY DOSE EP 2: BALANCE, sis

The best days are when the weather agrees that today is it. There is nothing better than a day that flows comfortably. Balance is what I learnt today, to be able to work and relax. In the world of the creative, these dualities can synchronize well if the work ethic is instilled and balance is […]

Read More DAILY DOSE EP 2: BALANCE, sis