Body Politics| Apple shaped and plus size

It triggered me deeply and got me thinking….đŸ€” Are we really a body positivity community or a ‘we only love fat bodies’ movement? Why should people have to explain and justify their journey to being healthier to us? We have been saying that it is possible to love your body as it is, whilst youContinue reading “Body Politics| Apple shaped and plus size”

GBV| The shame of being violated and fear of being stigmatized

Our satellite dish is broken – thanks to this weather, so naturally we are listening to Ukhozi fm with Ma. OSgqemeza had me triggered this morning and the lady (from Isolezwe) who was harassed at the taxi rank, reporting and speaking about her ordeal gave me courage. Yvette told me that I didn’t need toContinue reading “GBV| The shame of being violated and fear of being stigmatized”

Khandapondo tax vs Bhambatha and Ndoni kaMzoyi

The common narrative (+ the perspective of my cousin Nhlanhla) around Bhambatha’s rebellion reminds me of the stories my mother tells us about Ndoni KaMzoyi Khathi. Ndoni was a very colorful character in my mother’s childhood stories. One of the stories that I find fascinating is his refusal to pay tax. In his words “mhlaContinue reading “Khandapondo tax vs Bhambatha and Ndoni kaMzoyi”

AmaBishop Episode 12 Review

Hello online friends. Hheyi! #AmaBishop  The Bishop Makamu episode showed us who these people really are. We saw flamesđŸ”„ Makamu fed us a half-baked story that makes no sense. He said that he had apologized to his wife and the girl’s family but then he did nothing wrong. He was asking for keys from the girl.Continue reading “AmaBishop Episode 12 Review”

Cheeky Palate | Surprisingly great

Been binge watching Cheeky Palate because of episode 6 from season 1. It’s an interesting show, which I almost didn’t watch because I don’t care for Phat Joe at all.I am learning new things and some people have actually shocked me. If you want to preserve your innocence, then this show is not for you.EpisodeContinue reading “Cheeky Palate | Surprisingly great”

Religion and Ancestors

“Missionaries did a number on us!” I twitted something to this effect on sunday after watching #AmaBishop episode 11. I am of the belief that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I also believe that God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. What I do not believe is that the entirety of God’s beingContinue reading “Religion and Ancestors”

AmaBishop episode 10 Review| Pastors who are abusive in their own families

Hello online friends. Thank you for lending me your ears once more. Guys, what’s an armor bearer? I ask this because it seemed like everybody on AmaBishop episode 10 knew what an armor bearer was. Anyway, I said I was done with this show but today as I was minding my own business I cameContinue reading “AmaBishop episode 10 Review| Pastors who are abusive in their own families”

Our Beloved Mntanenkosi| Purposeful and brave

Hamba kahle Ndlovukazi yesizwe. Imagine having to leave your own country and marry into a different culture, and lead people who speak a different language to you and possibly view life differently to you. She was a brave girl! She sacrificed her own life for the sake of our kingdoms. I know I wouldn’t haveContinue reading “Our Beloved Mntanenkosi| Purposeful and brave”