Surviving Abuse and the Identity Crisis that follows

Abuse in many ways affects one’s character; how one sees the world and how one interacts with the world.  According to the UNICEF, people develop best intellectually, emotionally and inter-personally when their formative years are free of repression, natural disasters, malnutrition, polluted water and armed conflict.  The first 5yrs of a child’s life are the … More Surviving Abuse and the Identity Crisis that follows

Pretty Hurts Sometimes

‘UThuli kalanto enhle!’ (Thuli can never have anything pretty) Harrumphed my exasperated mother one Christmas afternoon. Someone had bought me these lovely gold earrings for Christmas.  I had fought a losing battle that morning as I didn’t want them on and mom was determined they would go well with my new Christmas outfit and make … More Pretty Hurts Sometimes