part two: 169 ways to know if you’re coloured

You have at least five different nationalities making up your exotic looks. Being born with blonde hair, light eyes and fair skin gave you instant celebrity status in your street. Read the full article…

part one: 169 ways to know if you’re coloured

I’ve been told I’m “not coloured enough”. Nigerian please. I mean, check out my colours via Adobe Kuler. Disclaimer: This article is best read by those who understand Cape Coloured Read the full article…

Family tragedy around Christmas

Coping with loss is never easy, especially around Christmas. I know exactly how this feels. What is it about December that seems to bring boundless joy for some and the Read the full article…

simple gifts for old folk

When my six year old came home with a request for Christmas gifts for the old folk of the community near her school, I reckoned it would be nice to Read the full article…

Thirty One Things I Know For Sure Thanks To My Curly Hair

Hi, I’m hideously kinky. Been this way all my life. While others gloss, I crimp. Their locks move like liquid sunshine, mine stays put like cold porridge. They’re straight, I’m Read the full article…

mothers and daughters

My mother’s three names mean ‘sweet, happy song’. Probably true when she was a toddler, but try having four kids in five years and this soon changes to ‘bitter, sad Read the full article…

Teach your child how to shave – and learn a life lesson

Call me naive but when my six year old interrupted my lady grooming time in the bath the other day with a “mommy, can I shave your legs?” what choice Read the full article…

Man finger bookmark

Light toffee-coloured felt dismembered finger bookmark with red blood detail. Hand sewn. We all have those days when we need to vent surreptitiously. So give someone the furtive finger that Read the full article…

lady finger bookmark

Light toffee-coloured felt dismembered finger bookmark with red nail and red blood detail. Hand sewn. We all have those days when we need to vent surreptitiously. So give someone the Read the full article…