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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I wanted you to choose me… and you did.

I wanted someone whose version of arguing was talking to me and not at me.

 

Someone who believes in the depth of intimacy being more than just physical. Someone who understood the need to communicate their feelings and the magic of vulnerability.

 

Someone whose hand I want to hold and can’t because they bring out the shyness in me. I wanted someone who was so different from me and yet somehow still the same. A person who understands that building together is a key element in growing together and growing in love forever. Someone whose fears included failing …

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A little theory about the @MicrowaveBoys

Social media across the world has taken on a more informative role than it did before. What was once considered a fun and light hearted space in 2012, is no longer considered that in 2017. The people who you engage with on any social media platform have found new ways of creating spaces that appeal to them and we see this with the amount of segmentation that takes place on Twitter daily. The irony with this is that, in all the changes that we have witnessed people go through – many have managed to become the best content producers of their segment and age group.

 

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Growth and gratitude

 

I sat in a foreign country in a room alone because the feelings took over. I sat, cried myself silly then walked out with a smile on avoiding people seeing the pain that had dropped down my glowing skin. This was becoming a norm again. The familiarity of still living in the space where hurt was what made life completely unbearable.

 

It consumed parts of me …

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