Can you be a bartender and a feminist?
Human Rights / Lifestyle / My Story / Women

Can you be a bartender and a feminist?

“For sure!” “No, it’s hard trying to be a feminist while working as a bar lady.” “Yes, definitely.” “No way, you’re just being used as entertainment behind the bar.” “It’s just about your ability to separate your work from your beliefs.”   This is an interesting question. I stumbled across an article on New York … Continue reading

The Kayla workout – 12 weeks later
Healthy People/ Groups / My Story / Physical

The Kayla workout – 12 weeks later

When I first set myself the target of completing Kayla Itsines’s 12 week exercise programme, I remember feeling motivated and excited. But when I actually began the programme, my initial determination was overridden with shame and disappointment. Struggling to do even 5 push-ups, I was ashamed that as a former gymnast I now battled to … Continue reading

Disability Week: Deaf teacher talks about education
Disabilities / Human Rights / My Story

Disability Week: Deaf teacher talks about education

Last week at Rhodes University celebrated disability, in all its manifestations. On Thursday the 14th of May, Mfundo Lebaka stood at the front of the Arts Major lecture theater just as any guest speaker would. Instead of a thunderous round of applause following Ron Msimango’s introduction, rows and rows of students lifted both of their … Continue reading