“Do you feel visible”? The first time I ever sat in the therapist’s chair she asked me that strange question. I was not sure how to respond because I wanted to say the right thing. I’m very good at that – saying the ‘right thing’ – but this had become the space, my space, in…Details
Lebohang is a literary scholar and aspiring academic with main interests in African writing and scholarship. A believer in writing as healing she blogs about her experience with bipolar disorder on www.exhalingpoint.wordpress.com. She looks forward to a world where one day biologically engineered mini elephants are available for adoption!
Casualty. Sitting in that small room, my hands shaking, I am taking short quick breaths and all I can think is, “I cannot believe I’m here”. In the middle of the room, a lady lies on a hospital bed asleep, with a drip attached to her arm. In the back of my mind, I hear…Details
This month, we celebrate Independence Day, a day that was instituted to celebrate and honour the fight against colonial forces and those who fought this battle until the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. We are all very aware of the process by now; the rhetoric has become very clear – we go to the National…Details
It is the mating dance, we all know the ritual. Attractive young people in one space, glancing every which way to see who pleases their eye. The ladies sit down and flatter their eyelids pretending they do not notice whose eyes have rested on them. They laugh out loud with their lips glistening. My eyes…Details
For the past year, I have been sharing my story of living with depression on my personal blog. And part of my inspiration has come from the courage I found in the autobiography of popular South African actress, Bonnie Henna (previously Bonnie Mbuli), ‘Eyebags and Dimples’. A household name to many, she has appeared in…Details