Cacao smoothies and Goji berries; Moringa and Hemp powder; Matcha tea and Turmeric lattes, Chia seeds, Maca powder… the list goes on! Those are names of popular ‘superfoods’ we are promised are packed with nutrients to keep you healthy and energized! Superfoods or whole foods are unprocessed and unrefined; filled with high levels of naturally … More Food, Glorious Food!
So this post follows on from the previous post about Cape Town’s cliquey nature. This post responds to some comments you gave, chat about the existence of clique-ness within groups, and then talks about what people have done to survive in spite of the social exclusion. Cliques can form within similar groups. A friend explained that as … More Make the Circle Bigger?
“How are you finding living in Cape Town so far? I asked an acquaintance I met a few weeks ago at a friend’s farewell party. “Cliquey,” she responded. This is the umpteenth time I hear someone who has recently moved to Cape Town say that. She explained to me that she was based in … More Cape Town So Cliquey?
I met Joe* at a networking event. He introduced himself and we started talking. It was only a minute or so into our conversation when I realized that he couldn’t see me. He had visited Cape Town, South Africa before on a journalism internship, so we had a lot to chat about. Before I knew … More Lunch date with a blind guy…
“So, what are you up to these days?” This is a burning question I have received from a variety of people these past couple of months. For a while, this question was an anxiety trigger for me… I’m an educated young person who wants to do something meaningful with her life, but for the past … More Forever Young…
I turn 27 today. I know Mama will phone me at 2pm because that is the exact time I was born… For the longest time, 27 was an age of culmination to me: I thought I’d have it all figured out by now – career wise, property ownership-wise, relationship-wise, etc. I’m over that though because … More 27 Thoughts at 27
There exists a stereotype that Black people generally have rhythm. As a result, no one wants to be that one Black person who can’t dance when the opportunity arises! So if you’re like me, you always make sure you have a signature move to show off so ‘you’re not left behind’ – unnecessary pressure, right! … More SOMEBODY SHOW ME THE DANCE FLOOR!!!