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Soon Leaving Africa Voluntarily & Expeditiously

I was doomscrolling Twitter yesterday while waiting for my daughter to finish her hair at the salon. My Twitter feed is usually a mashup of human rights violations out of West Africa, Eskom plunging Mzansi in relentless darkness and food preparation videos. It can get…

What’s Your Relationship with Gifts?

I’m just going start this post off by professing my love for T. You make my world a livelier place and you bring animation to already colorful days. You are a gift and I love you. Speaking of gifts… During a recent two-hour long catch…

How A Kulula Flight Inspired Me to Rethink Aging

"Aging is inevitable. Getting old is optional." - Some wokeness I read somewhere online once. What is occupying your thoughts at the beginning of this year? (The raging global pandemic aside.) This is normally a time for resolution and goal setting, but in light of…

I’m Looking Back on 2020 With Gratitude

Cast your mind back to December 2019. It seems impossible to fathom now, but it’s fair to say most people began looking forward to the new year – 2020 - with optimism and enthusiasm. 12 months later, a quick poll might reveal that the majority…

The Utility of Rejection

Before ‘ally fatigue’ set in, back when brands across the globe believed in earnest that the best way to demonstrate their solidarity with marginalized groups was to post a black square on Instagram, or combat racism by renaming the ‘master bedroom’ the ‘main bedroom’ (not…

Cousins: The Culinary Verzuz We All Deserve

Happy World Food Day! I love food. I love the taste of it; the sight of it; the preparation of it, and (when I could) the smell of it. I love how thousands of years of human history  - wars, migration, accidental discoveries and stingily…