Getting older, opting to get wiser

Every time I’ve tried to put fingers to keyboard – or pen to paper as I sometimes do – nothing I’ve written lately has felt quite right to me. A combination of writer’s block, a busy schedule and tendency towards perfectionism has brought on a little writing hiatus. August, which I spent in my home …

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I am a feminist, I am a Women Deliver Young Leader

Women Deliver is an international organisation that tirelessly advocates for the advancement of women and girls. Recognising the critical role that youth and young advocates play in achieving gender equality, Women Deliver introduced their Young Leaders Program in 2010 to build the capacity of young people who have the potential to make an impact in …

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The good, the not-so-great and the downright awful: lessons learned from ten months working in my home country

Happy New Year lovely readers! 2018 is finally here and I'm feeling motivated, hopeful and excited about the new challenges and opportunities that await me. Overall, 2017 was a decent one for me despite it not ending on the happiest of notes. The past year was my year of learning and one of my biggest …

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It’s a love-hate thing: a brief assessment of my half-year living and working in my home country

So I’ve been living and working in Zambia, my country of origin, for over 6 months now and…it’s been (slightly) better than I expected. I wouldn’t say that I’m having an absolute blast here but I can’t say I’m completely miserable either. Since I arrived in Zambia to start work, there have been many times …

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How the game Sleeping Dogs inspired a change in my perspective on “coming home” 

So it's official, the one thing I never imagined I would ever do is happening…I’m living and working in Zambia. After countless unsuccessful job applications and an abundance of frustration with looking for permanent employment, I landed a human rights consultancy gig which will keep me in my passport country until December. Let's hope the …

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