Poem: We build a country

This morning i got a little inspired and wrote a poem on the Twitterer that goes a little something like this: WE BUILD A COUNTRY we build a country not by voting or protesting or even trying to hold leadership accountable although all of those might be important and deeply necessary rather we build a country by showing up actively loving our neighbour (All of them!) building bridges and longer tables!   =   [...]

Leading Women of Africa: Meet Eve Thompson

A friend of mine connected me to Eve Thompson, who, among other things, is the author of the book 'Leading Women of Africa'. When i heard how the book had come about, due to a lack of black women being mentioned in educational materials, i was very excited to connect with Eve and hear a little more of her story and she has graciously shared it here... Leading Women of Africa Hi.  My [...]

Out of the Fishbowl: Season 2…

With two more weeks to go, Season 2 of my podcast/codcast, Out of the Fishbowl, has been steaming ahead. The latest episode, titled 'Peace like a Rivet' [not a typo!] hit the ground running yesterday, and landed really well. With a number of guest cameo voices, from some of the most incredible people i know, this episode is resonating with different people in different ways. And it looks set to easily be the second most, if [...]

By |2022-02-15T10:02:04+02:00Feb 15th, 2022|activities, inspire-ations, Justice, life|0 Comments

A way to support the content…

"My name is Brett "Fish" and i am gifted in doing things that don't produce money." Sounds like it could be the opening words of a 12-step meeting, or a brag, or else a confession. Maybe a bit of all of those. Or i guess it could be a slight frustration. Especially in a world that seems to expect you to at least be good at some things which bring in enough money. Whatever [...]

By |2022-02-08T11:29:27+02:00Feb 8th, 2022|Justice, Podcast, positive ideas for change|0 Comments

Get involved in the #LunchBoxChallenge

Have you heard about the #LunchboxChallenge?  i kept seeing it on the Twitterer and eventually reached out to Veronique to ask her if she would be interested in sharing some of her story for my blog so we can hopefully get more eyes on it. Veronique's is an inspiring story of someone doing something where they are to make the world around them a little bit better. But i will let her tell you [...]

Out of the Fishbowl: Season 2 – Ep1 The Define Line

It's official. Season 2 of Out of the Fishbowl is a go! And after just one day of being available it has already surpassed all the episodes [except for Pineapple on Pizza] of Season 1 in terms of number of listens in the first week, so that is looking good. Needs another 91 during the rest of the week to be able to take Pineapple so very possible, but not sure it will happen.  [...]

By |2022-01-18T12:20:39+02:00Jan 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Out of the Fishbowl Season 2: Loading…

This coming Monday, 17th Jan, Season 2 of Out of the Fishbowl will be arriving. For those who missed the Season 1 summary, you can catch up on each of the seven episodes over here. Hard to believe that we are very nearly almost ready for round 2 of this thing and I CANNOT WAIT! WHAT TO EXPECT IN SEASON 2 The arrival of the second season of Out of the Fishbowl is [...]

Book review: Made in Poetry – Meet Ekta Somer

The first time i met Ekta Somera was on the Twitterer [as @madeinpoetry]. The second time was in a mall in the Chatsworth Centre Mall after she had just been finished being interviewed for Sunrise FM radio.Ekta very wisely brought her dad with her [cos you never know with meeting strange old white men who you connected to on the internet]... and i brought my mate Dreadlock Mike [cos you never know with meeting strange [...]

This good ever came out of Lavender Hill…

i have written before about my journey with Lavender Hill High School via the Partners for Possibility programme. Well, yesterday i was given the huge honour and responsibility of being the guest speaker at the Matric Valedictory Ceremony at Lavender Hill High School. The whole experience was mind-blowing, inspiring and completely uplifting. So i thought it would be good to share the speech i gave in the hopes that we can continue that story-shifting. [...]

By |2021-10-22T08:28:01+02:00Oct 22nd, 2021|inspire-ations, Justice, South Africa|0 Comments

Poem: Erection time

Electoral quicksand Dragging me under So slowly it is barely noticeable Political tricks and Hypnotic suggestion that only Two paths lead safely away One that has been walked on For years and does well (for everyone who possesses shoes) - - While the sharts of class Continue to slice the defeat Of those whose homes Have just been repossessed to the back of yet another Public Protector vehicle To ensure they sea this point [...]

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