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Language is everything

It’s in the way I talk and when I don’t. The way I read stories in English and Afrikaans to my children. It is when I correct people’s grammar in my head while having a conversation with them. It is attending my Indian fitness dance class and moving my eyes and head to the beat …

Language of my heart

I grew up in a warm-watered fisherman’s town on the coast of the Western Cape. My neighbours were Christians & Muslims, of all colourful colours. I attended a Muslim primary school but this school accepted students of other religious dominations also. So I played with friends named Genevieve and Tasneem and we all got along …

Me in the mirror

In the mirror I wince, slightly uncomfortable, yet loving with what I see. In my mind, I am wishfully closer to looking like Kim Kardashian when I actually resemble a dark haired Sarah Jessica Parker. Starting from the top of my head and working my way down. Here is what I see in the mirror. …

What’s in my name

I was born Kashiefah Samuels. An Arabic name with a Hebrew surname. Kashiefah means “revealer”, “discoverer”, “uncoverer” or “pioneer”. Samuels means “name of God” or “God has heard”. Wikipedia says the following about my names: “When applied to an individual, it means that the person has the quality of spiritual vision. The truth is obvious …

My life with ADD – Part 1

They call me the list-maker – well my close friends do. The reason I’m obsessed with lists (more on my lists later) is because of something I found out by chance. I have ADD. I found out at 29 when I happened to read the symptoms written on a social media post by a worried mother …