Day 6: Art drain

If a word or two could best describe the whirl wind of emotions we churn up on a daily, then we would all be boring scriptwriters. Act! She says. Lately, I have been procrastinating...on painting. The one lawless world, suddenly a rift of barriers and fears, I moulded from the dead crevices of my mental being. … Continue reading Day 6: Art drain

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Day 5: White, am i.

So yesterday I saw a poster. It was a white woman, sitting in zen and a white light surrounding her from the background. It said: 'reconnect with your spirit' It is in me...the word 'white', as a very strong world of power. To declare peace, is to declare conformity to a white flag guided in the … Continue reading Day 5: White, am i.

Day 4: Dark Brown 4B/4C Natural Hair – is a ‘discrimination issue’

So in 2016, during the last semester of my first year masters at the #GSA_UJ, I subjectively took on the politics of hair featuring en la arquitectura. You can find the full project here on my academic blog Slim Cognito 🙂 Titled The Weighting Aisle: Dismantling Structures of Power in the Check-out Aisle, I explored myself, blackness, dreams … Continue reading Day 4: Dark Brown 4B/4C Natural Hair – is a ‘discrimination issue’

Fast & Furious Easter

Happy Easter to those celebrating! Hehehe, although for me, I didn't celebrate this year. Why? Well, I'll tell you 🙂 Firstly, because I am away from home. Like no lie, home anchors down a lot of things but the further away I am, the more me I become, and I like that. I decide what … Continue reading Fast & Furious Easter

Day 2: 2017 is full of surprises (literally!)

It's only April guys, but 2017 so far as been DR-A-MATIC! From not getting my previous dorm room, to having linoleum flooring, to hijackings and theft (and random dorm room black outs "I fear for my pc! Goodness...". It's been hectic only 4 months in. I don't know... I feel like the first thing we … Continue reading Day 2: 2017 is full of surprises (literally!)

Day 1: Writer Lust

Ever have the need to start a blog? And just type out your mind? But then get to the screen and keyboard just to decide you need to take a break first. So  you lie down for a "quick" nap. Only to awake the next day. New day, new responsibilities, procrastination round 365 (disgraceful facepalm)... … Continue reading Day 1: Writer Lust

Be on Time ??!

Time is a non-existent entity, of which we measure using clocks or watches. .....non-existent..... Haha?! Why on earth do we measure time? I feel like the notion of measuring time, in this human world, only brings about stress, anxiety, depression, too many unnecessary problems. Heck, even more so in my beautiful Africa where our ancestors … Continue reading Be on Time ??!

Dictative Perceptions

I still fail to understand how/ why freckles on the body of a woman, are accepted by society; But yet body hair, apart from the hair on your head and eyebrows, is frowned upon? Like, what's the difference?

The Situation

"Do what keeps you happy, and generates the beat to your heart" - natache iilonga So I am 22, a working Architectural Technologist, earning a good salary and about to return to school to complete my last 2 years in Masters of Architecture so as for me to qualify as a candidate Architect some day... … Continue reading The Situation