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July 3, 2018

How do you really feel?

I am feeling overwhelmed and exhausted at the moment. And in pain. Yes, I feel pain.  It feels like I have been spending most of my time “explaining” why I don’t eat or wear animals, don’t drink alcohol, don’t wear shoes... isn’t it obvious?! It makes me feel so sad…
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June 20, 2018

Love is the way

No one is born hating another human. It is learned. Our natural state is to love. Nelson Mandela said something similar to this.  If my tour of the US has showed me one thing It’s that the world doesn’t need any more hate or pain or suffering. That is everywhere.…
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May 24, 2018

Are you racist?

I am racist. Yes. You read correctly.  That’s the thing, I believe, we (white people) all are. I can’t speak on behalf of any other color human because I don’t have that experience. After all, we have been subjected to this world, right? Unless you grew up somewhere other than…
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April 5, 2018

Dearest Bob

Dearest Bob, I am sorry. More of your friends died after Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2018. Again. Sorry doesn’t seem to cut it I know.I really don’t know what else to say. I know what you are thinking. “Every year same story”. And I know this is especially hurtful…
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March 21, 2018

Why should we get to decide?

On this day in 1960, 60 humans (men, women and children) were shot dead (most of them in the back running away) by policeman in Sharpeville. On the same day in my Cape Town home, Langa, a peaceful protest ended in 3 unnecessary deaths by shooting from police. Read more about Langa…
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February 26, 2018

Black Panther is great for a black movie

Da fuck?! What does that even mean? It was a really good movie considering it was made by black people with mostly black actors in it? How about – Black Panther is one of the best movies ever?! It’s how I feel and what I witness in Langa, South Africa…
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February 21, 2018

I am Butterfly Man

I am finally not scared to really stand out and share the truth behind my story. What was really going on behind the story that most people viewed through a small screen on their phone. I shared what I could through that same screen for so long but in truth…
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January 26, 2018

JOBS OVER WATER

JOBS OVER WATER JOBS OVER WATER JOBS OVER WATER "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good to do nothing." - Edmund Burke "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good to do nothing." - Edmund Burke "The only thing necessary for…
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January 23, 2018

Butterfly Man

"In using the word SHOCK we try to capture what it means when the world no longer matches our historic experience of it. This is usually a bad thing. A sudden, bad thing. In the medical world it's a life-threatening medical condition with many forms. You can die from it.…
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December 24, 2017

We are all the authors

We are all the authors We are all the authors of our own life. We must be. No one else can write our own story. It’s not up to anyone else to write our own story and if our story isn’t quite going the way we would like it to…
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December 6, 2017

Free the feet

The other day I was pulling up my socks before I put on my shoes as I have done just about every day for as long as I can remember. Not once have I ever questioned this practice. Why would I? Everyone does it and I can of course see…
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November 23, 2017

Dear Prime Minister May

Dear Prime Minister Theresa May, I met Alfie the pig the other day. He asked me to transcribe his words into a letter to you.He was really nervous and wasn’t sure how to address you. Dear Prime Minister, I don’t blame you, Theresa. I love you. I know you can’t…
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November 14, 2017

Don’t Eat Me, Baby! (Part IV of IV – the source)

Dear Bob the Turtle, I hope you are well. I've been thinking about you a lot since I last saw you splashing around with that sexy Sandy in your new aquarium, happy to still be alive and to have gotten all that plastic out of your system. Wow, you're both…
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November 6, 2017

Touch Me, Baby! (Part III of IV)

Not so long ago I was staying in a wonderful place called Temenos in McGregor, South Africa (where I wrote the opening 5 chapters of my first book which will be published in 2018). The resident cat and I really had a cool bond. We were so affectionate and cuddly…
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October 30, 2017

Allowing each other to be (Part II of IV)

In order to even attempt to solve a problem you need to be aware of it in the first place. I know I could never come close to knowing what it must be like to be a woman in this world. I can never know what it's like to be anyone…
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October 18, 2017

Don’t Touch Me, Baby! (part I of III)

I have been waiting for the right moment to share my feelings about a certain subject, and in the light of the news coming from America, felt the time had come for me to speak up. For those of you are not following the story, some big shot American film…
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October 14, 2017

Wake up Cape Town – History will judge us

This is a call to action (click play button below) to the leadership of Cape Town. History will remember your actions. It is your responsibility to show us citizens the way. For Premier Zille, Mayor Patricia de Lille, Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town:   Right now we…
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October 5, 2017

Dear Bob the Turtle

Dear Bob,You are a beautiful creature! I can see why Sandy the new female turtle at the Aquarium was hanging around you when I was visiting! I reckon she's into you for sure! It was such a great honour to meet you today at the Two Oceans Aquarium which has…
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Activism
September 21, 2017

Check your reality

What do you see/believe when you look at this glass of (cow's) milk? Calcium. Protein. Healthy. Wholesome. Goodness. Nourishing. Family. Love. Breakfast. I can tell you that this is what I saw for most of my life and if anyone told me otherwise I thought they were weird. Now I'm…
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September 11, 2017

How are you getting home today?

This train chugged past me as I was running around on the Langa Hockey field. (A place which represents in itself an ongoing triumph because of great adversity) Silence descended upon me. I stood by the fence and it felt like so much perspective was being washed over me and…
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Activism
August 10, 2017

Dear Premier Zille

Dear Premier Zille, I am writing to you as a concerned and active citizen of planet earth currently residing in Cape Town and wishing to support you and the government of Western Cape in the ensuing water crisis that we are faced with. In your words we have now reached…
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August 3, 2017

Nothing is yours

Have you ever noticed how your relationship with something changes the moment you start to call it your own? "That's my bike, it's my room, it's my rental car, she's my girlfriend, it's my country." My my my! Mine mine mine! Me me me! I had a pretty intense "break…
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July 20, 2017

Let’s change his-story

Over the last 6 weeks I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by incredible women who have brought to life an awareness in me I am truly grateful for. As I was wondering the streets of Brooklyn, NYC today (hearing a plentitude of different languages filling the air!) without…
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July 14, 2017

What does Mother Theresa, Big Pharma, The Meat Industry and Cancer Charities have in common?

Mother Theresa has done more harm than good. I got your attention didn't I? I have to say I was really offended, affronted and perturbed by a challenge to the "undoubted" goodness of Mother Theresa when I first heard words to this effect. I mean it's almost criminal to challenge…
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July 10, 2017

Be careful what you wish for

This happened last night in Johannesburg... My first ever stand up comedy gig!! I feel so proud to have stood up on that stage! A beautiful reminder to let go of the fruits of our actions and just be there, as our expected outcomes or lack thereof often totally paralyze…
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July 4, 2017

The journey home

I first came across "yoga" in 1989 as Granny Karin taught it from her home where we used to stay as a family for Christmas holidays in Fish Hoek, South Africa. Almost 30 years later I am starting to appreciate the true essence of yoga and it's transformational effects, for…
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June 24, 2017

Open Letter to Lewis Pugh

Dear Lewis, I am writing to you in your capacity as UN Patron of the Oceans and because I know I can count on you. I don't know anyone else who has the balls (your balls have literally been frozen in the name of protecting the environment!), integrity, commitment and…
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June 3, 2017

The Langa Advantage

When I was on The Dan Nicholl Show the other day one of the question's Dan asked me was what was the greatest gift hockey has given me. There are indeed many things I can identify. Like with any team sport it teaches you so much. Putting your team before…
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May 16, 2017

Alleluia!

What are you up to at the moment? I'm here! To be able to genuinely answer this question with the words "I'm here" has literally saved my life! I feel like I have broken out of self imposed prison! It took me so long to realize how seldom I was…
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