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2015 Oct. 18: “I reminisce about her”

by Balekane “TK” Moloi As a 27 year old woman growing up in the dusty streets of Duduza, a small township in the eastern wing of Johannesburg, just outside Mpumalanga province. I had a life some would say was an … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 12: ‘2015, the year of breaking my silence’

by Christie van Zyl This year was my first time attending Mbokodo awards ‘Celebrating Women in the Arts’. Ang’zange nga kuzwa ukubumbana kwabantu besifazane kanje. (I have never experienced a solidarity of women so strongly before) Our mission for the … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 9: Balancing culture and activism

by Jacqui Mseleku-Ngwane In my line of work I have seen so much abuse and injustice that happens in the name of culture. I am a dynamic Zulu woman, raised in a cosmopolitan household so different from normal Zulu households. … Continue reading

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2015 June 1: “Thank you Mother”

“As I’m growing a year old older just want to thank her for the past 23 years I have and for being alive!” To be a mother is not an easy task Yet you do it proudly everyday no matter … Continue reading

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2015 Mar.3: A Letter to my Mother

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi Imbokodo is what she is, a mother that I love and respect more than anything in the world. She has the strength of 10 men and a heart full of life and love. She is my … Continue reading

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2014 May 8: “I was not aware that this project would be this big”

by Hlengiwe Amanda Nyandeni    My name is Hlengiwe Amanda Nyandeni, but I am better known as China.  I consider myself as a fun, sweet and lovely  individual to be around other people.  I was born on the 15th July … Continue reading

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2014 May 24: The special boy

by Collen Mfazwe   Growing up was never easy but it was kind of fun because I did not understand some of the things I was supposed to understand, e.g. why did I have to menstruate every month? Why did … Continue reading

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