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RAPE CRISIS: SUPPORT THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT!

18 Apr

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Speaking out.

On the 27th February 2018 I wrote about the #metoo campaign and how it had reached the TV & film industry in South Africa. I highlighted the fact on how I had experienced sexual harassment from a local based producer, how I resigned from a TV show as they were trying to force me to perform sexual scenes and semi naked. I also highlighted the fact that many actresses contacted me through my personal mail boxes, expressing how they also were subjected to such conditions by the same producers.
Then last night, Tuesday evening 17 April 2018, I was alerted to the fact that a prominent filmmaker, Khalo Matabane has been accused of rape.This information was declared via a social media post. Naturally this was an alarming discovery, as firstly when somebody reports rape, I automatically think of their trauma and if they are coping, the second reaction…

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The truth in being an Upright African.

19 Apr

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Over the past decade as I embarked on a journey of self discovery, there were many questions, fears and frustrations that crossed my thoughts and made me ponder on my upbringing. As I have said many times before in my writings and social media posts, when you set out to seek an answer and you honestly ask it, the universe conspires and places you in positions where you would find that closure. For me, I was trying to understand the true meaning and feeling of being an African women, understanding the notion of black pride and strength. You must understand this is something that I did not know, understand or believe in. My unconventional upbringing of growing up in a different culture, traditions and compromising era of history, led me to living a very confused life for over three decades. So when I began to question my guilt, confusion and…

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