Book review: 'We are the Ones We Need' by Sihle Bolani by Mpumz
May 3, 2019

Embracing Seasons

It is a known phenomenon that life has seasons. Seasons that exist and never co-exist. Whether we choose to acknowledge that reality or not but there will always be seasons and they come and go independent of our opinions and reception of them. You hear people say things like: “Winter must come already, I am

April 30, 2019

The Alarmist

‘You’re such an alarmist. You love being in emergency and panic. Stop!’ – is what my best friend said to me after I sent her a frantic lengthy voice note. I first had to find out if “alarmist” is even a real word because it sounded a bit made up but it’s real. Alarmist someone

April 26, 2019

Am I Extending Too Much Of Myself?

This is one question I don’t believe I ask myself too much of. I give, give and give some more – right until I myself am running on zero 🤦🏾‍♀️… The funny thing about ‘running on zero’ is that, often times, it is difficult to really tell if you’re headed to zero before you actually

April 24, 2019

Equality: opportunity VS outcome

I’ve been asking myself what equality truly means lately. It seems we all agree that equality is an important human right, yet disagreements arise when when it comes to implementation. It’s important to reflect on how far the fight for civil rights has come. Women can vote and work, black and white people can share

April 18, 2019

Book review: Becoming Michelle Obama

If you’ve ever been curious about who Michelle Obama is – not in her capacity or her role as the first lady of the USA, or the wife of Barack  – I strongly recommend you pick up this book. The book is a candid and well-written story of her upbringing and childhood in the ghetto