A brief summary on #StartedSomethin’

For the latter part of 2017, I’ve gone through so many changes that forced me to focus on my businesses. I struggled for the first half of the year simply because I was reliant on other people o push me into making what I wanted to become a priority and reality to them as well. I quickly realized that one cannot expect people to prioritize the things that are important to …

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Get ready for Combat: A tribute to my big brother, Reggie (#RIPCombatJack)

 

A young woman from South Africa took a journey alone, to a foreign land known as the United States of America, for a vacation. In those three weeks she experienced New Jersey and New York in ways she never in her wildest dreams believed would happen – but there were a few moments where she had to stop and pause to digest what was going on in her life. Those moments where life seemed so surreal because they were not only unexpected, but things that other people could only ever dream about. I will never forget Scott McKenzie for …

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Transitioning from being owned by depression and anxiety, to owning it.

 

For the latter part of 2016, I experienced the most gruesome betrayal, a betrayal that affected my whole being – from the company I keep, to how I move, to where I go and who I allow into my personal space, this year – was a year of relearning who I am and what I was truly capable of.

 

I thought I understood what stress can do to a person’s body when I disappeared last year and became a walking skeleton, because depression had owned my soul on that level, but nothing could have ever prepared me for …

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GUEST POST: I was financially abused for five years

I was financially abused for five years

 

We are constantly bombarded with social media posts by appreciative women sharing what their significant others have bought and done for them. Posts such as “Guys- look at the flowers bae bought me”, “Oh my goodness! This man spoils me rotten! Another bag from Aldo, thank you love. #LuckiestGirlAlive”, “Dinner with bae at this fancy spot tonight” etc.

I would often find myself envying these women and wishing that my then boyfriend could do at least one thoughtful thing for me that I didn’t have to pay for myself. Yes, you read …

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Social media and its legal issues.

It’s a fact that social media has become increasingly popular in recent years and has made its way into almost every era of our lives. The impact that it has cannot be neglected as this online platform is able to influence politics, replace traditional media outlets, contribute to a business success or failure, not to mention the way it has changed our personal lives.‘Think before you speak’ is the new ‘think before you tweet’ as what you do online may have legal implications if you post false statements, for example. There is now more awareness both among the public and …

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Connected to you.

I want to lie to you and say that I don’t need or want physical intimacy from you but it isn’t worth it to me to lie. I want the kind of intimacy that we have mentally on a physical level where I know that no matter where you are or what you’re doing I don’t have to wonder if you have that level of intimacy with someone else.

 

I wanna feel so connected to you that even when I engage another man, your touch makes is incomparable to even want to be near him. I crave you. Wine …

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Fearfully falling for you.

Fearfully, I’m fearfully falling in heavy like with someone and I’m unable to control how I feel.

 

I hate it.

 

I’ve hated knowing that someone has added so much peace to my life that their absence is felt when they aren’t around. I’m scared, and I’ve never been terrified of falling for someone but this time, this time I’m fearful. Putting on a facade that not knowing how he feels doesn’t bother me, on good days it doesn’t but on bad days it does. Because I find myself asking the questions that 19 year old me would …

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1GIANTleap: GRAND FINALE REVEALS SOUTH AFRICA’S NEXT TECH HERO

1GIANTleap’s startup program finale event, hosted by Edge Growth, took place at the Social Kitchen & Bar at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park, Johannesburg on Wednesday 16thAugust 2017. After seven impressive tech entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a crowd of respected players in the tech, startup and investment space, the judging panels decision was final: Cape Town based iSpani, a brand activation agency focused on township communities, were the winners of a trip to Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, to meet tech unicorns, multi-nationals and investors.

 

The judging panel was made up of entrepreneurs, specialists and investors in the …

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