In Msanzi, on several occasions, I was offered a lot of money to grow my hair so it could be turned into a weave for a colleague’'s wife or girlfriend. I turned down these inappropriate propositions because hair is a spiritual extension of the body in some cultures, including my own (I am Tamil).


Resilience looks different to everybody. For me, it is keeping myself turned towards the warmth of the sun by smiling, being positive, and staying colourful, cool, calm and collected. It is in complete contrast to how my insides usually feel where my mind and body scream for attention. I struggle to manage the levels of … Continue reading Resilience


A picture of Sumiglyphs - an South African artist's impression of petroglyphs from Africa.

I recently attended a workshop on Odawa Foundation Teachings, a representation of the Indigenous teachings of the culture and heritage of the Anishnabek people. It was a glorious exploration into oral storytelling and learning about the history of Indigenous tribes and clans that lived on Turtle Island.