Sailing Through The Rubble

Happy new year beautiful people! This year starts off on an honourable note for me. Being here contributing to Teakisi is an honour. I never imagined a platform like this would be available for someone like me to voice my thoughts. Cheers to Teakisi for building a safe space for the African woman to say […]

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The Right Time

“We do not seize the day. We wait for the right day.” – unknown Truth be told, I did not see myself agreeing with the enthusiastic motivational speakers in my life. Their aggressive “start now” mantra seemed rather forced when I was lying in bed aimlessly for months waiting for the “right” time and job […]

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My Letter To You

My dear friend I applaud you for smiling, laughing and facing your fears. You are stronger than you think but you don’t have to walk each day with your head held high to please everyone. My friend, it is okay not to have anything figured out, it is okay to fail but always remember to […]

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Transient Advantages

A few months ago, I wanted to buy a new laptop. I had saved up for months and had a healthy budget for a high-end, high spec’d laptop. I had saved 80% of the money needed to buy the laptop; when I came across a deal to buy an expensive laptop at a fraction of […]

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A Few Things To Try on Your Down Days

Dear reader, I have been experiencing a lot of down days lately. With the workload increasing, I struggled to find time to pause and refresh my thoughts, which resulted into substantial drainage. It has been especially hard to be in the right headspace for anything outside of work duties. Nonetheless, I have been intentional to […]

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Online Education, The Best of Both Worlds!

I once had a friend, we shall name her Nomsa. We were discussing some of the challenges we were facing in the job market and how to overcome them. For Nomsa, it seemed like a while ago when she had to decide to choose which university she would attend. Nomsa was spoilt for choice as […]

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It Could Be Anywhere

I grew up in a cosmopolitan suburb in the southern parts of Johannesburg. In the early 2000s, the community was an eclectic mix of white Afrikaners, a few Indians who owned the local grocer, blacks and coloureds who had worked their way out of the townships, and a growing population of foreigners. The local church […]

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No One Wants a Strong Black woman.

There is a cloud of pressure that hangs over black women in our society. The pressure to be strong, independent, confident, among other things. We are ‘queens’ if we do not break down when something saddening happens to us, or if we do not fight back and take it elegantly. We are applauded for acting […]

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