A dash of Salt and Light

Sunshine, sunflowers and flower crowns. These are the ingredients to happiness. Salt and light is a flower crown brand started by Charcy Ponce, a 20-year-old creative genius and model. She hand makes happiness in the form of a crown. When asked why she started her business she says that flower crowns have a way of…

The Missing Middle

“There has never been a race called “coloured”. There is no coloured culture, no coloured traditions and no coloured customs. And therefore, no coloured people.” – Journalist Lionel Adendorf Imagine one person deciding that the traditions and customs that you grew up with suddenly did not exist. Suddenly Coloured people are mystical made up creatures…

Everything i am

He sat in the corner of Marley Café, head buried in a book, foot on his long board with a teapot right in front of him. This was an artist in his natural habitat. Upon meeting Jared Rudolph, 24-year-old fashion designer, fine artist, poet, musician and well, all round creative, you instantly feel a sense…

But I guess “Rape” is just a “metaphor”

Zapiro’s “latest rape cartoon” in the Daily Maverick, which was released Tuesday the 11th of April, created social media uproar. People found the drawing of President Zuma raping Lady Africa highly problematic. Zapiro said he simply used rape as a political metaphor as it “shocks” people. All in all, this shows us that rape is…

Smashing Gender Roles

“It’s a girl,” the doctor said to my parents as they already decided my fatal gender in the miserable heteronormative world that we live in. Wrapping me in a pink blanket and at the same time boxing me into gender roles. From that day on, it has been a roller coaster ride from girls play…