20th Jan 2022

Father, Daughter, Love

I grew up in a society where black fathers were shunned because of their lack of support and availability. It is said that a father figure is rare where black

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16th Aug 2021

Mother Is God In The

My parents raised me to be ok with being different, awkward, or being an artist. My parents supported all my sport experiments and to have such support was unheard of

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9th Aug 2021

Mother Is God In The

I remember when my father passed on, it was 2001 and I was in grade 11 and I had just been appointed prefect - I remember not understanding why I had been chosen

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26th Jan 2021

10 Things I Learned In

1. Parenting a baby is all about poop. What colour is it? When last did they poop? Did they struggle while pooping? Do we have enough nappies for the next

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23rd Nov 2020

How Did We Become A

I attended a funeral over the weekend and as per usual, all the speakers had great things to say about the deceased. Two things stuck out for me. The eldest

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29th Sep 2020

As Men, When We Abandon

I am very conscious about my blackness, and have instilled a strong sense of black pride in my kids. They know who they are and they love their skin, their

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25th Sep 2020

My Abusive Mother, Let’s Have

Growing up, one would always hear about deadbeat fathers/uncles/brothers and all the abuse they came with – emotionally, psychologically and physically too. It’s a song that’s still sung today that

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