Woman of the Week

Let my Woman of the Week bring a smile to your face and inspire you!

Woman of the Week

Let my Woman of the Week bring a smile to your face and inspire you!

Ngiya ekhaya

“Before honour, comes humility” and other lessons Swaziland has taught me.

Why aren’t you doing this?

Wow. That’s brave.

Where’s that?

Will you be living in a hut?

What will you do when you come back?

Why are you doing it?

As they say here in Swaziland: Eeeish! Sooo many questions. Good questions. Some hard-to-answer questions.

Banana bread, sex, and social enterprise

In a school with approx 300 pupils here in Swaziland, this year alone 180 are either single or double orphaned due to HIV/AIDS or related health issues such as TB. This means over 50% of the school population not only have to deal with the grief of losing a parent (some are also HIV+ themselves), they now also have to find work to pay for their own education.

3 months in Swaziland

An update for those of you wondering what on earth I’ve actually been doing here for the past 3 months!

Gender in Swaziland

Feminism’s fight is a long way from over. In these posts on Gender in Swaziland, I will elaborate on a few observations about gender dynamics in this beautiful, frustrating country.

The Reed Dance of Swaziland

The famous “Reed Dance” does seem to promote some cultural traditions that other cultures might find unusual or even against their morals, however it is unfair to only look at cultural events from an outside perspective …