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Poetry review: Washed Away by Shiksha Dheda

i was recently introduced to the Poetry of Shiksha Dheda, who i stumbled upon on the Twitterer. She graciously offered to send me a copy of her book, 'Washed away' and i offered to share a little bit of her story here. Her poetry is definitely worth a look and i hope a number of you will buy her book, which is available online. But first let me allow Shiksha to introduce herself to [...]

Paper Trail Poetry Slam – Youth Day 2022

One of my favourite people on the Twitterer [and i do have a lot, but this one stands out] is my friend Ekta Somera. She is both an exceptional talent who has released a book called 'Made in Poetry' which i reviewed over here, and a second book, Twenty-Two, which i am still to get my hands on. But also finds the time to design, collaborate on and release The Paper Trail Literary Journal, [...]

Fathers Matter – an invitation to shift the narrative

Fathers Matter. We know that, right? i mean it's not a statement that needs to be proven or argued for or defended? It's one of those undeniable truths. And yet, the reality in South Africa, is that in too many households, this does not seem like the case, simply because fathers are not there. In so many cases the father is physically absent for a variety of reasons - men not taking responsibility for [...]

Why so Curious?

i have been playing around with the idea of Season 3 of my podcast for a while now. And finally pen has been put to paper and the ideas are starting to flow. As it stands at the moment, Out of the Fishbowl will start with an episode on Curiosity. The first idea that comes to mind is this concept of 'Curiosity killing the cat' which got me thinking about what the cat could [...]

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
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