Trigger warning: Sexual violence
We are at war. We’ve been at war. We are victims of a nationwide epidemic; a femicide like no other. We are victims and survivors. But, we are not all survivors.
How many women, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming persons have to die before our country gets the message? Before our government protects us? Before men stop raping us? It’s already been too many… There are survivors who are struggling to even breathe, because their rapists still walk free.
Continue reading “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”
Your girl voted! Oh yes she did!
It was a strange experience, that’s for sure. But one I won’t forget. We can talk politics all day, vent our anger and disillusionment and our ‘is it even worth it anyway’ thoughts, but all that goes away when you’re in the queue, when casting your vote is that tangible…
Continue reading “What It Was Like To Vote For The First Time”
The South African elections are coming up very soon (as in this week Wednesday, May 8th!) and for many young people in our country this is a very momentous occasion! As it should be. It will be the first time many people, including myself, are able to vote! In free and fair elections! To exercise our democratic rights! Something so many of our grandparents, parents and relatives fought for, through our country’s tumultuous and divided history… And yet, it’s plagued with disillusionment and disappointment for so many of us.
Continue reading “My Dreams for South Africa: 2019 Elections”
Much of modern life seems as if we are floating through a day dream, things not quite real. Many people, specifically young adults, are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the world; with politics and governments that continually breed corruption and injustice, in the West and worldwide; with the economy which seems to make the rich richer and leave the poor stranded out in the cold. My hope with this platform is to speak truth to power, to use my small but not insignificant voice to rally my peers and contemporaries so that we do not become disillusioned and unengaged in the world that we live in. Rather let’s break the daydreams that consume us and bring those visions to life.
Continue reading “Break the Daydream You’re Living In”