The weather this week made me mad as hell. I was told that we're in the month of December. In South Africa, that translates to: KE DEZEMBA, PEOPLE! Time to roll out of bed and put on arm bands! Time to get the braai smoke smell infused into our whole wardrobe! Time to get outside… Continue reading The Killing of Ke Dezemba.
Allow me to explain what being a smoker feels like; Imagine you're opening a tap, and you dip your finger into the stream. A glass is filled with crystal clear water. To the touch, the water is cold, but on your tongue, the water is foreign. It is not quenching or sustaining anything but your… Continue reading Smoking a cigarette: a flame at one end, and a fool at the other.
Being angry seems to be a bit of a cycle. You get angry about some injustice, then people start being weary of you because they don’t like angry people, then you get more angry because you’re now angry and you’re alone. You even get angry for being angry! I get it. I run a Woc… Continue reading Laments of A Mad Brown Woman.
According to some brown communities, there are three stages in a girl’s life. The first, when she is too young for marriage, the second, when she’s ready for marriage, and the third, when she’s past her prime and is considered a lonely spinster (bring on the cats!). Far too many times I have come across… Continue reading The appropriate age for marriage?
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Brown people love drama, hey. You never see those 'doom doom tananas' going out of style on our shows. We also really love beauty. But what Indian culture really loves, is Eurocentric beauty. So what is Eurocentric beauty? It’s when being beautiful is defined by looking like a white person. Look at the features of… Continue reading The Brown and the Beautiful
Hi. It is I, the infamous underarm hair girl on Facebook. In my late 'teens, I had one of the greatest revelations of my time. During one of my beautician appointments I realized that I am happily paying her to feel pain. I did this because I wanted to feel pretty again. And I thought… Continue reading Beauty is not pain.