A little slice of advice for the brave freelancer entering the world of writing

A little while ago, I had a Skype interview with a class of journalism students. It had been as a favour for a friend, and I had reluctantly accepted, not knowing if I had any advice to offer them… I was still a fledgling in the world of freelancing myself. Some of their questions I […]

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Reading Toxicity Levels (or How I Learned Not to Give a Toss)

I recently attended a wedding and came to the conclusion that there is a very interesting dynamic (mostly) for women in preparation for the Big Day. Now it was my initial understanding that in such things, all eyes are on the bride and groom. But then it came to my attention that even I, the […]

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The Impotence of a Single-Issue Struggle

‘There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.’ Audre Lorde I am often asked (mostly by my devout grandparents) why I chose to leave the Catholic faith. Of course, that is not to say I haven’t been told those famous words, ‘Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.’ […]

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Nivea, this one’s for you, baby!

So I decided to do a little definition searching this morning and stumbled upon this little gem… Body Dysmorphia: Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can’t stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined. Ladies, this is television’s gift to […]

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Q & A with home-brewed talent, Christo Noel Booth

As someone recently branching out in the writing world, I somewhat fit the bill of the ‘penniless writer’… So I’m generally left to salivate over the work of local, South African artists and return home empty-handed after attending an exhibition. But a talented member of 4 Blind Mice made me an offer one evening I […]

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