Easy like sunshine/Own it like Summer

(Stay low/ keep firing)

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Shout out to the guy who does my piercings. He got me the septum my heart’s been aching for. I’m so happy. I got baby stones in my nose.
*does the diddy bop*

Shout out to the guy who does my piercings. He got me the septum my heart’s been aching for. I’m so happy. I got baby stones in my nose.

*does the diddy bop*

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What you doing tomorrow? If you come through to Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, JHB at about midday you’ll find me and some other awesome women performing poems. It’s free. I kinda miss being on stage. I’m sick but I’ll be there.
So, come through, loves :) Gimme you good, healing energies.

What you doing tomorrow? If you come through to Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, JHB at about midday you’ll find me and some other awesome women performing poems. It’s free. I kinda miss being on stage. I’m sick but I’ll be there.

So, come through, loves :) Gimme you good, healing energies.

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I was a guest last night on Kaya FM’s “Today with John Perlman” from 18:00 - 19:00 along with Trudi Makhaya. The topic was hair. Although it seems done and done, I love that Trudi and I both aren’t interested in the trite “natural hair vs weaves” topic but rather a broader conversation which acknowledges the plurality of choice available for black women and our hair. Listen: here.
Personally, I’m more interested in why I can’t walk into a supermarket and often times, a hair salon to find what my hair needs but, the minority race of this country often have whole aisles dedicated to how they can wash, condition, colour and straighten their hair with a wide variety of options. I have to spend a lot of time browsing the internet looking for natural hair blogs, and even when I have found those, I have to comb through them to find one about my 100% sub-Saharan African, blackitty black hair with the tight curls. It’s a rare wonder when I do find something fitting.
I’m also interested in how our natural hair is marketed to us as a problem with the only solution being to relax it. Unfortunately there is so little information about our hair that I understand why this is the case. Anyway, my interest in hair really is from the vantage of social science and that’s what the conversation last night was about. I’ll expand these thoughts properly, one day.
The point is that this selfie was taken whilst waiting to go on air at my favourite radio station.

I was a guest last night on Kaya FM’s “Today with John Perlman” from 18:00 - 19:00 along with Trudi Makhaya. The topic was hair. Although it seems done and done, I love that Trudi and I both aren’t interested in the trite “natural hair vs weaves” topic but rather a broader conversation which acknowledges the plurality of choice available for black women and our hair. Listen: here.

Personally, I’m more interested in why I can’t walk into a supermarket and often times, a hair salon to find what my hair needs but, the minority race of this country often have whole aisles dedicated to how they can wash, condition, colour and straighten their hair with a wide variety of options. I have to spend a lot of time browsing the internet looking for natural hair blogs, and even when I have found those, I have to comb through them to find one about my 100% sub-Saharan African, blackitty black hair with the tight curls. It’s a rare wonder when I do find something fitting.

I’m also interested in how our natural hair is marketed to us as a problem with the only solution being to relax it. Unfortunately there is so little information about our hair that I understand why this is the case. Anyway, my interest in hair really is from the vantage of social science and that’s what the conversation last night was about. I’ll expand these thoughts properly, one day.

The point is that this selfie was taken whilst waiting to go on air at my favourite radio station.

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Anonymous asked: Your hair is Life! If its not too much of an ask, please can you share your hair regiment with me?

Hi. Thanks. My hair is usually in braids. I use warmed up extra virgin olive oil and tea tree oil for my scalp and, when I don’t have time, I use Jabu Stone braid spray. I use pure amla oil for my hair. I change the ingredients all the time depending what I find on hair blogs but I put egg and e.v olive oil in it for a day usually (covered in a shower cap) when I’m not lazy - that’s a good treatment that works well for me. I change my shampoos regularly, still searching for the perfect one. 

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My face didn’t quite look like my face, huh? Had a television shoot yesterday. The make-up artist is a dream. It just felt un-me because heavy, dark eyes and M.A.C Rebel lips are my habit. The point is, I’ll be on E TV’s Sistahood one of these days, talking. As I do. 

My face didn’t quite look like my face, huh? Had a television shoot yesterday. The make-up artist is a dream. It just felt un-me because heavy, dark eyes and M.A.C Rebel lips are my habit. The point is, I’ll be on E TV’s Sistahood one of these days, talking. As I do. 

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Anonymous asked: Hi Nova. I wanted to ask if you are related to either Imam Masango of iKwekwezi FM or Aubrey Masango of Talk Radio 702? Also, when is your birthday?

And, 3 November :)

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Anonymous asked: got a good book and got all in it, tried a little yoga for a minute, but, it wont let go.. Tried to turn the sauna up hotter, drank a whole jar of holy water, but, it wont let go...I want you, so what we gon' do?

Oh, honey. You gon’ let me see your pretty face or what? 

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Sexism,Patriarchy,Racism and Colonialsm.Full Discourse

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most aspects of white supremacy and white culture divide the soul. everything about it relies on binaries. everything requires an opposite. down to White god who is supposedly separate from us, such that we, being inherently sinful, must work all our lives to get back in his good books. a white needs a black to feel worthy. a man needs a [slave] woman/gays in order to look upon his manhood and see that he is worthy. We need to begin to discuss the separation created by the white patriarchal paradigm tho. especially where it affects and influences men of colour even. such that they can’t relate/function/think outside this shifty paradigm. Srsly.