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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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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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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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