Michael Komape: A Child’s Right To Proper Sanitation

We take so much of this life for granted. Things that we feel we are entitled to are easy to pass without appreciation… until you are deprived of that thing. Here you are, reading this post through some instrument of modern-day technology from wherever you are in this big beautiful world. You’ve got the longer … Read more

The Life Esidimeni Tragedy: South Africa And The Mentally Ill

Ever since I was a young girl, my mother taught me to ask myself this question: What did I do for someone else today? In the latter part of my twenties, that line has stuck with me and it’s something that has more meaning now than ever before. Have you heard of the Life Esidimeni … Read more

Hazel: A Shiny Dime For A Sparkly Diamond

Boisterous laughter echoed through the passageway. It was another icy Winter’s morning, the solstice of the season. The aroma of the fireplace filled the living room as Lady Hazel chatted excitedly. Heather, the Lady’s Pomeranian, nestled deep into the Persian rug, waking every few minutes startled by the Lady’s outbursts, then canoodling back into her … Read more

What’s A Life If You Can’t Live It?

Sirens whined in the distance their red and blue lights flashed across the ghost town determinately The men of the streets hurried into their corners grabbing their belongings as they prepare for the winter’s bonfire retreating into the shadows in wake of the curfew The rest of the land’s inhabitants shut their windows and drew … Read more

Hazel: One Frozen Chicken To Feed None

Alice stared, her jaw gravitating towards the marble floor. Before her eyes was the handmaid. Alongside the handmaid stood a bucket of brown muck surrounded by a pool of dirty water. A wrangled mop lay cast aside. In the pool was a whole raw chicken drenched in the swampy fluid. Lady Hazel was stationed before … Read more