The Stages of Womanhood

Growing up with five sisters has been rewarding. They have all been role models to me for all my childhood and adolescent years. As a child, I would wait eagerly for one of my sisters to come home from school to give me permission to wear her Sketchers sneakers. Ok, neither of us ever needed [...]

Anxiety, the invisible monster – Part 1. The symptoms

Anxiety. It could manifest itself as social anxiety, general anxiety, simple shakes or damaging panic attacks. Most our anxiety may be caused by other people or exam results. It is an invisible monster that we hide from the world and often from ourselves. "P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you [...]

Thoughts Of A Girl

Gender Inequality. It takes place in many situations. It is experienced daily throughout the world, from the workplace to the streets, but we fail to notice that it also exists within our very own homes. You see, that’s where it all begins. I was raised in a conservative Indian family so I’ve seen years of [...]

Is It Really About Hair?

Living in post-apartheid South Africa, segregation is still rife. It is not instituted by the government, but institutionalised in our mind, we make judgements on how we treat each other based on skin colour and socioeconomic standing. We move when we get uncomfortable:  the shacks are getting closer and the schools are getting darker. Our [...]

For The Love of Money or Happiness?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a universal and commonly asked question that each of us encounter at some stage of our early lives. As a child, this customary question presents us with endless possibilities and our imaginations run [...]