Justice for Women March: Durban

South Africa has always been a nation that is run by its people; we protest, we shout, we demand for change and recently we have become complacent. However, various groups across South Africa have protested and brought attention to the tragic issue of gender-based violence. I had the opportunity to speak with Tersia Erasmus, one…

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How To Kill Misogyny: Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

I remember when I was in a classroom at my all-girls school and the teacher highlighted a statistic about how 1 in every 5 of us are dying of some terrible disease, and the girl next to me counted the students and for every fifth girl, she pointed her fingers like a gun and said,…

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Unlimited Identities

Everyone has many facets to their personality — no one can be labeled or understood as just having one side to them. A high school teacher may present themselves as a poised and educated person; however, when they are on a night out with their friends they might drink a bit too much beer, let…

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5 Things I Learned In 2018

(Featured Image: Selina Barker) Holiday season is over and university is about to start as I reflect on the past year and the progressions I’ve made. I think it’s safe to say that 2018 left me a mess. Good news though: we get to better ourselves for 2019! In the hopes of motivating myself to…

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A PSA: Combating Ignorance in a Divisive World

I find that being an intersectional feminist in the real world is exceptionally difficult because you can’t correct every racial slur and every sexist comment. Speaking to ignorant people is as productive as speaking to a wall; I actually think you would find that speaking to a wall is far more tolerable. I am a…

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I Forgot To Be A Teenager

When I was young, I would run around my backyard playing out imaginary scenarios. I remember my mind feeling a lot “lighter.” I felt freer, as it should have; I was only a child. Now I am twenty — I don’t really have a backyard to run around in, and my mind feels a lot…

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Religion Shaming For Hindu People: Post Apartheid

At this time of the year for Hindu South Africans, an unprecedented amount of religious controversy floats around in the news and in our community. A religious day is taken and flipped to make Hindu people feel guilty for celebrating Diwali. Assimilation is something most of us have had to deal with but even in…

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