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THANK YOU TO ALL THE INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN MY LIFE!

This Women’s Day, I’m not going to write a long piece about the strength of a woman or the daily …
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DEAR KAIROH

The 8th is here again and I think about you every day but today is just a very bittersweet for …
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THE UNDENIABLE LOVE OF MY MOTHER

My mother passed away on the 26th of June 2020. I was at work, having a good day. A laughing …
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LETTER TO MY MOTHER

I can’t remember when I wrote this letter to my mother, I think it must have been when I was …
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THE DAY MY MOTHER DIED

I cry every day. Every single day. Even when I don’t think about it, something happens and tears flow. These …
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LIVING IN A PALE ENVIRONMENT AND DREAMING OF AN COLOURFULLY PASTEL WORLD

I am a ‘child of the sixties’ born in the eighties. Even in this new era of mesmerising video and …
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MY EXPERIENCE AS A JUDGE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN WRITER’S CIRCLE.

Several weeks ago I was asked to be a judge for the South African Writer’s Circle. For those who do …
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THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

‘The Law of Attraction is the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s …
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love, dad, silhouette

FATHER’S DAY

I don’t celebrate it.Hardly acknowledge it.I feel the hollowness.You’d think it would be the norm by now.I feel the heavinessThe …
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WHEN THE WORLD STARTED TO BURN

The world started going to hell when we stopped doing things out of kindness and started wanting favours in return.It …
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blur, blurred, book

WE ARE ALL BAD IN SOMEONE’S STORY

That’s a hard pill to swallow, isn’t it? I read a quote once that said something along the lines of …
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WHAT OF A WOMAN

What was it about my belly growing with new life that made you take life from me? What was it …
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A PERFECT LOVE

I got married at the age of 48. My face is not blemish-free, I don’t have the stretch mark-free body …
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BLACK DON’T CRACK.

They say black don’t crackBut his neck did crackWhen a knee was bentOn a strong black neck In an unofficial …
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BUT GOD!

Have you ever been through some really difficult ordeal where you did not know where your help would come from? …
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MY CAREER IN JOURNALISM (SO FAR)

My career in Journalism started way before I started working in mainstream media.When I was in high school, I wrote …
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WELL, THIS IS ODD

Oath to God, I didn’t have the faintest idea regarding what to write for you guys to read. I usually …
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shopping, spending, till slip

HOW A TROLLEY OF GROCERIES DEFEATED ME.

So Spar closes at six, (Spar, for my readers abroad, is a grocery store like Costco or K-Mart) We rush …
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CONVERSATION OF PASSION

Guest post by Reesha Chibba I wasn’t always passionate about cooking but I’ve loved food for as long I can …
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bible, blur, book

MAKING OUR WAY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS

Yesterday morning I opened my Bible and it randomly opened up on Micah 7 vs 14-20 and the first few …
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beach, sea, sunset

TO MY SON ON INTERNATIONAL BOYS DAY

Throughout your life, you will probably hear phrases such as, “A woman brought you into this world and she can …
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I’VE BEEN LIVING WITH A CHRONIC INFECTION AND i DIDN’T EVEN KNOW

The last two weeks have been quite eventful, healthwise that is. About a week ago, I had a light seizure …
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HOPE, FAITH AND A FLAT TYRE

This morning on our way to work, our car tyre burst, like literally wide open.Thank God we were not on …
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women's day, international women's day, woman

TO THE WOMAN IN PROVERBS 31

I admire you. You seem to have it all together. I understand that you are probably spent. Not only are …
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DEAR MOTHER

I often think of the days that I use to perch on your lapAnd grab you around your neckAnd kiss …
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MY JOURNEY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Guest post by Duduzile Ngwenya Entrepreneur, Life Coach and Digital Content Creator It took me about 4-5 weeks to get …
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A MOTHER’S HONEST REFLECTION.

Last week I received an email from my children’s school with homework sheets; we had missed the past two weeks …
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covid-19, coronavirus, virus

WHEN WILL WE GET OVER THE NOVELTY OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS?

We’ve been through HIV and Aids.We’ve been through TB.There was the Spanish flu, Ebola and Listeria.In truth, we’re still going …
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light, death, memorial

FINAL RENDEZVOUS

A Poem About Death Sometimes I envy thoseWho already know youOther daysI say thank youThat we haven’t yet met. Will …
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sunset, beach, group

NO GOOD FRIEND

I’ve never considered myself a good friend. In primary school and high school, I had friends; friends who I believed …
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mother and baby, family, baby

MAMA, YOU MADE IT.

At noon yesterday, I was still in my pajamas, eating bran flakes knowing that in another hour or so I’m …
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LEARNING TO BE KIND TO MYSELF

Guest post by Marothi Kutu When Kimberly asked me to be her first guest blogger beginning of this year I …
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JUST SAY HI

I am the type of person who walks past you, looks at you, smiles, and says hi.Sometimes I’ll add, how …
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HORIZON HIGHS

Behind the concrete wallsOf this urban jungleWe call homeI see it creep upA silhouette of pencil sketchesFacing toward meAsThe mystery …
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stone, zen, white

HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM YOUR COMFORT ZONE

My partner and I have started to work on changing our habits, I wrote about it last week. You can …
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11:11

The synchrony of thisAuspicious occasionAllowingThoughts to manifest itself intoAction I am becoming,Yes,As time allows me to Something tangible holds me …
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21 DAYS

Day: 21Date: 16 April 2020Coronavirus cases: 2506Deaths: 34 Today should have been the end of our 21-day lockdown but last …
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red blood cells, microbiology, biology

WHY ANEMIA SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED.
My struggle with an iron deficiency.

Last year I wrote an article for Ayana Magazine on my Anemia diagnosis; you can read it here. In the …
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SACRIFICING THE LIFE WE HAVE FOR THE LIFE WE WANT.

Earlier this week, Jared and I sat down and designed a schedule that we want to follow for the remainder …
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A GOOD GOOD FRIDAY.

I want to take this moment, to reflect on a few things.My daughter asked me this morning why we are …
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ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS

Guest blog post by Shernell Pather. As I sit here writing this post, I recall the first time I started …
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HOW GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYER

Yesterday morning I woke up and I went on my knees and prayed in the dark. I asked God for …
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SILENT CITY.

The walls are closing in on me.Faces stuck in walls in every direction I turnOf people I haven’t seen since …
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CONSPIRACY THEORIES AROUND THE CORONAVIRUS.

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory and over the past few weeks, I’ve heard and read a few fascinating ones …
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MOVIE REVIEW: CONTAGION

Okay, so last night I think the entire South Africa watched the movie Contagion on SABC 3. (Very strategic by …
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hyacinth, flower, fragrant flower

WELCOME TO WORDS IN VERSE

This is Words IN Verse; a place of shared creativity and life experiences. I’m hoping that when you come to …
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A FRESH START!

Okay, so I’m doing this again and I will probably do it again if this one doesn’t work out but …
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HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY!

At 10 years old I imagine you were playing in the sand, barefoot, with ribbons in your hair,Not a single …
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WINTER IS COMING

I can feel it in the bite on my fingertips When I open the front door, a subtle blast of …
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DEAR MR PRESIDENT.

Dear, Mr. President, I’ve been watching you of late. The bags under your eyes seem to have Enlarged over the …
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coronavirus, quarantine, pandemic

JUST MAYBE.

A Poem. Maybe through social distance, We’ll realise just how much we need one another. Maybe through washing our hands, …
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LOOK UP DURING LOCKDOWN.

Picture taken by me. While you’re on lockdown for the next three weeks and the world is quieter and seems …
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28 REASONS I AM GRATEFUL.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from midnight 26 March to midnight 16 April in …
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A FEW THOUGHTS ON COVID-19.

I’ve finally opened my laptop to sit down and write about the events since December 2019, when the whole world …
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WORTH.

What I have now is not worth losing but everything I’ve been through and every scar I have gained until …
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SELF CARE GALZ.

Guest blog post by Ayesha Jacobs. Picture supplied by Ayesha Jacobs. When you think of self-care, certain images come to …
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YOU BREATH POETRY.

“Why is life so exhausting?” She asked? He looked at her and replied, “Life is not exhausting, it’s exhilarating!’ She …
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PSALM 127.

“Unless the Lord builds the house,the builders labour in vain” To me, this verse says that if God is not …
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