Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Saying that Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean that other lives are valued less, it just means that there is a group of people who for years have been undervalued and exploited and it's time we stop.Nathan Ryan Black Lives Matter is more than a slogan, it is a movement that was founded in the United [...]

Yeah, black lives matter but what about…

Yeah, black lives matter but what about…

I was in two minds about writing this post as I truly believe that while anger is a valid emotion, sometimes it is best to let the pot of boiling water cool down before you use it...did I just make up a proverb? As the Black Lives Matter movement gains global momentum, I have up [...]

Dear White People…Pull up!

Dear White People…Pull up!

Growing up as a Congolese immigrant in South Africa, life wasn’t easy. People need to confront their xenophobia as much as they need to confront their racism (that’s a story for another day). For a long time I remember thinking ‘wow they like me,’ whenever a white person would say ‘you’re not like other black [...]

The New Normal

The New Normal

The smile on my face... plastered. How is lockdown going for you? Over the past three weeks, I have gone through ALL the emotions, and none of them have involved much productivity. There's a strange thought that started spreading across mainstream social media channels that this is a time to learn a new skill whether [...]

One bowl triple-chocolate brownie recipe

One bowl triple-chocolate brownie recipe

Are you ready for the only brownie recipe you will ever need? Because let me tell you my friends, THIS.IS.IT! There’s a time and place for ingredient restrictions, and calorie reduction... that time is not now. Diet culture has made us feel bad about our cravings, geez we’re humans. Sometimes we want chocolate, and chocolate [...]

Why I probably won’t be going back to CrossFit…at least not in South Africa

Why I probably won’t be going back to CrossFit…at least not in South Africa

Integrity. It’s one of the first things that people mentioned when I first heard about CrossFit almost six years ago. A sport where you’re given crazy workouts, where regardless of how long it takes you to finish the wod (workout of the day) your pride is in the honest effort you gave. I drank the [...]

Le Féminin

Le Féminin

On this International Women's Day (8th March 2020) I think of what the Duchess of Sussex said on her visit to Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham on the 6th March 2020, 'you have your mother's, sisters, girlfriends, friends in your life, protect them.' So often the directive for women empowerment is geared towards women. [...]