There is magic in the contours of your body

*This piece was later published on www.health-e.org.za under the title ‘Silencing the Critic’ for my column on mental illness, Through the Looking Glass At the time of my manic episode, I was a tiny, energetic creature. I am rather short and small-framed to begin with, and when I was at the Elizabeth Donkin Hospital, I […]

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Life in Full Colour

A few weekends ago, I was watching the BBC series, Junior Bake Off. My heart was stolen when one of the contestants (a freckly, bespectacled young creature with pigtails) described her baking as ‘imaginative’ and ‘a little bit silly’. At one point during their Halloween biscuits challenge, she accidentally poured black food colouring instead of […]

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