Day 29: Selfie

#30DaysOfSelfCare A quick tribute to the selfie… Because selfies helped me love myself. As I’ve said many times before, I’ve always had issues with my body, and growing up being labeled as the fat kid by both my friends and family didn’t help either. It was hard, being uncomfortable in a form that everyone, including

Day 26: Fourteen

CW: SEXUAL VIOLENCE #30DaysOfSelfCare In my life I have done what I thought was best for me, with the knowledge and skills I had at the time. I made choices. And sometimes choices were made for me. And I want to briefly talk about something that happened to me while growing up. Throughout my life,

Day 25: Haul

#30DaysOfSelfCare It’s Monday, it’s grey outside, I didn’t sleep properly, I have work piling up, and it’s not like I’m a ray of emotional sunshine either. So this is not such a great start to the week. Fortunately, retail therapy is here to save the day! With all that doom and gloom shadowing my mood,

Day 22: Visibility

#30DaysOfSelfCare Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility ! ! ! This time last year I wasn’t out to all my friends and family. It was difficult because I didn’t know how to tell them. Not only did I have no idea what to say, I didn’t even have the vocabulary to fully understand and articulate

Day 19: Wish

#30DaysOfSelfCare Sharing these bits of my life and experiences with you has been amazingly liberating so far. I’m also enjoying the pressure of engaging in a number of creative processes everyday. Today’s been a pretty emotional day so this is going to be a relatively short post. And I thought I’d just share a quick

Day 14: Hormones

#30DaysOfSelfCare As part of my transition, bringing my body in line with my gender identity was crucial for me, and so last year I opted to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which changed my life in the most amazing ways. I had been living as a woman for most of last year and had begin

Day 12: Right

#30DaysOfSelfCare #HumanRightsDay On 21 March 1960 in Sharpeville, police officers opened fire on a crowd of some 7,000 black demonstrators who were protesting the pass laws which required black Africans to carry a Dompas at all times while traveling. 69 died and 180 were injured. Today we have a constitution that empowers people with the