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 [...]

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 [...]

The Food Dialogues: Meet Kurt Ackermann

The Food Dialogues 2021 is a virtual event taking place in South Africa from the 6th of September to the 14th of October. i had the privilege of catching up with Kurt Ackermann who is the executive manager of the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust, who are hosting this event. We had a fascinating conversation in which i got to hear some of his journey into the Sustainable Food space as well as [...]

By |2021-09-22T01:16:43+02:00Sep 22nd, 2021|Justice, the great online, thorts of other people|0 Comments

How to discover a diverse group of friends: a Twitterer thread!

Would you say you have a group of diverse friends?  Two days ago, i shared a thread on the Twitterer that kinda exploded a little bit [in a good way!] With over 400 retweets and a whole lot of [mostly] positive engagement, it really felt like people were resonating with what was being said. So i decided to move it to a blog post as means of getting it in front of more eyes and [...]

Take a moment to smell the Lavender

i was privileged enough to get to visit Lavender Hill High School three times last week. Now i imagine that sentence will make some people curious. Heading into Lavender Hill is not something that most people might connect to the idea of privilege. But i will wager that those people have never pulled up at the gates and been welcomed to: The Best School in the Western Cape. Is it the best school in [...]

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