Universities are learning hubs. I think we sometimes forget that and get lost in the tests, degree titles and so forth. Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz Germany was such a mind expanding experience. Perspective sharing platforms help us process realities, thoughts, discoveries and experiences that we can exchange in order to work on a more improved reality. What a wonderful experience, thank you for inviting me to give my input and analysis as well as for me to recieve input and analysis from others. Photographer : @christopherhohl (yes Christopher, I've just credited you as a photographer 😁)
My lesson on vulnerability is: no one is entitled to it. No one should demand it from you as though they have a title deed on your soul. Like all things in life that turn out to be remarkable and beautiful, vulnerability is powerful when you offer it from a place of choice, because you are your own and it is your choice what you choose to share and what you choose not to share about the most fragile bits of your inner composition. If anyone ransacks it out of you to do with it as they like, they are trespassing on your being and that is a transgression. But pause, stop, breathe and reclaim yourself because you are and will always be your own. This is my last little bit before saying farewell to women's month. On a warmer note we share some stories on the September issue of Glamour. Don't forget to check it out. @glamour_sa 's brand new September issue. Editor-in-Chief @asandasizani . Photography @higorbastos . Stylist @thecreativedavid. Hair #kevinepstein . Makeup @tash_pops #NewNowNext #BrandNewGlamour #realtalk
We all have many faces but the happiest version of your face is by far the most wonderful- because you look like you've swallowed the sun and you can't help but radiate in starlike beauty,.. Someone once said that we often suffer more in imagination than we do in reality. "Perspective" is where we usually lose or find our sense of peace and happiness. If your week is a little heavy, I wish you some perspective to carry you through to a place of ease. #mondaymotivation#fashion#fun#smile#iamallwoman
"Diversity" is not a catchphrase, it's a value system. We use media to negotiate new narratives into our lives and the lives of many people around us. In that transformational process we tell stories that appreciate the power of nuance and we celebrate the footprints that mark our different walks of life. With hip hop powerhouse @nadianakai Editor-in-Chief (she embodies a revolution) @asandasizani . @glamour_sa 's brand new September issue on sale now. Photography @higorbastos . Stylist @thecreativedavid. Hair #kevinepstein . Makeup @tash_pops #NewNowNext #BrandNewGlamour #diversity #solidaroty #fashion #glamour
Was on @freshbreakfast_ on @metrofmsa with @djfreshsa, @somizi and @mpho_letsholonyane @fentselite_ . Somizi and Fresh were teasing on how "disciplined" I was because I wasn't on my phone the whole time. Truth is, i loved the show and I just wanted to be present while being in the midst of people who have spirits fuelled with high, wonderful and inspiring energy. I decided, to have fun and talk and they made it so easy. Thank you guys, we all have voices but without platforms to allow us to be heard, we can easily dissolve into a silence even if we're shouting at the top of our lungs. Photographer: @urbankreativesa
#mondaymotivation Take lessons from your four year old self. She was imaginative, bold, brave, honest about her feelings, fun, funny, danced, sang and she was like a scientist- curious about everything around her. Most importantly, she had the kind of remarkable faith that is needed to sustain the life of your adult body. @glamour_sa 's brand new September issue on sale now. Editor-in-Chief @asandasizani . Photography @higorbastos . Stylist @thecreativedavid. Hair #kevinepstein . Makeup @tash_pops #NewNowNext #BrandNewGlamour: GLAMOUR MAGAZINE IS OUT NOW! #fashion#photography#diversity#glamour
ATTENTION: Are you a rule that's experiencing bending or breakage? Are you wondering if you still exist? If your answer is "yes" to both these questions, please stay calm: there is a high chance you are being rewritten. I leave you with a baduist phrase (@erykahbadu) "pack light"... and have an awesome Friday:) P @richardkeppelsmith S @fashion_friend1 MU @samscarboroughmakeup / @bernicedodd H @merletitus / @jeanettegenis .
A friend of mine defined privellege as "no consequence management". I let that sink in, meditating on the amount of truth that is loaded in that statement. Holding people accountable can counter privilege. Thursday thoughts, just sharing. #throwback#photography#photograph#afro#naturalhair#natural#womensmonth#feminism Photographer: @nathan_hoeffel, @newyorkmodels @secretagent212 Jewelry: @kirsten___goss
The opposite of courage in our society isn't cowardice, it's conformity- Rollo May I had to share these words, and i hope both you and i call upon them whenever we need them. Courage isn't the absence of fear, but it is certainly the presence of strength. #fashion#womensfashion#red#afro#naturalhair#s#courage#womensmonth#diversity#woman#africa#inclusion
When i think of "powerful" women, the words that resonate are not domination, abuse, oppression and prejudice. It's not that women are incapable of imitating or assuming behaviors that abuse power within social structures. It's that I choose, as a woman, to redefine what power means to me when I affirm it for myself and for another. When I speak of powerful women, i affirm power that carries a humanist approach to the world and it is everything that propels us closer to equality than further away from it. It is a life affirming power. Happy Women's Month to all powerful women. #womandla #iampowerful #iamallwoman #iamchallenge #womensfashion #womensmonth #female #feminism #feminist #humanist
Deep breath... Dear film and television community. I'd like to give you a fun fact: You CAN actually cast a person who has albinism as a lawyer, doctor, accountant, lover, sister, brother, freedom fighter, the pretty girl next door, the engineer and the list is beautifully endless. You actually CAN cast them in a role where they AREN'T persecuted, being evil or doing some awesome supernatural things. I cannot understand why this is such a cumbersome task in this day and age. I cannot reconcile myself with the justification of why character briefs are wholly focused on these single stories and confining storylines. This isn't to say that there should NEVER be a situation where these character roles are offered to people with albinism (nothing should be that restrictive in the storytelling domain and CONTEXT is an important consideration) but, it is a problem if these are the roles that are prioritized for people with albinism. The prominence of these roles can easily build a concerning narrative, one that propels misconceptions and/or stereotypes in our lived realities. In the world of storytelling, we should utilize the medium of sharing stories in pursuit of creating human connection and reject a philosophy where only a certain group of people are given support to depict variations of their humanity while others are not. Stories are where we can come together, listen, learn, unite and create a powerful alternative to our dominant culture. We can tell stories that embrace our collective humanity. Can we be sincere in effecting change and understand that diversity is a consultative process AT ALL LEVELS and WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE. Storytellers are lucid dreamers, they are pillars of change. Please tag a storyteller, it'll go a long way in us implementing the true essence of inclusion. On a lighter note, the magnificent Naledi Theatre awards @nalediawardssa are on tonight at 8pm on @kyknettv. The expression and recognition of imagination is a wonderful thing to be a part of. Let's all appreciate incredible South African talent. Oh, I presented for the first time 😁 Hope my nerves weren't out of hand, heehee! This beautiful dress is by @reggiestared.
When we hold hands and fall in love, we jump off and stay long enough in the air to believe that we are flying. The air - is where we had freedom run through our fingers and felt things that could only be expressed in vowels. But when the air runs out, we land on something hard enough to break our hearts even though our bodies are still in tact, and the aching teaches us brand new things about pain. Our wounds make us vow to never fall in love again, never hurt again but we secretly yearn to fly again. Photographer: @mylesdicky Make up: @bernicedodd #iamchallenge #iampoetry #imallwoman #fashion #photograph #photography
#Repost @pangaeanstudios (@get_repost) ・・・ FREE 🖤 #handstamp #create #pangaeanstudios #freefallin’ #wherethesidewalkchalkends #oilpainting #wip referenced from photo of @thandohopa music by #johnmayer @johnmayer I'm at a loss for words @pangaeanstudios this just warmed my heart. Thank you. This is just beautiful man.