TED Talk Tuesday

“When we reject the single story, when we realise that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.”

This is so important. I think we so often fall into the single story trap. It’s so easy to forget that every story must, by nature, have another side. When my family first moved to Australia, I was asked on more on one occasion how I could be white if I was from Africa. Just like in Mean Girls…which is one of the reasons I love that film. On the other hand, when people make the connection that I’m originally from South Africa, I form part of another story in their minds…one defined by racism. It’s a very weird situation to find yourself in. This talk was a good reminder to be mindful of falling for a single narrative.

On a related note, would recommend reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘We should all be feminists‘ talk as well…or read the book.

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Window Shopping

I’m in the middle of a budget overhaul and it’s torture. There’s nothing I enjoy more than wasting money on random shit on a whim. But in my lame attempt at trying to be an adult, I’ve come to the sad realisation that I can’t do that anymore. So instead, here’s a list of things I wish I could buy right now.

A fox printΒ by a local artists Nikki McIvor for my wall. Or at the very least the postcard versions of it.

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Go-To Face Hero cause I’m obsessed with Go-To products and have bought something from them pretty much every month for the last wee while. I think their productsΒ will be my new default response when people ask me what I want for gifts.

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A 2017 diary (and wall calendar) from my new favourite magazine.

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Some new G-Star skinny jeans cause a friend gave me a pair of hers that didn’t fit and they were freaking amazing. Until they unraveled. Probably cause I wore them too much. But I just bought Levi’s so can’t really justify yet another pair of jeans.

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A new dress to diversify the old work wardrobe.

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And I need to replace one of my fragrances and I’m keen on a nice nude lip colour and and and…sigh.Curse this responsibility. New goal: be independently wealthy.