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July 18, 2017
So I'm About To Start Therapy...

You Don’t Grow Out Of Your Childhood, You Grow With It. Hi Chicas So I’m about to start therapy.. I’d like to think I’m a typical girl with typical problems, like they say, life happens to all of us, it is in the way we respond to it that sets each one of us apart […]

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July 10, 2017
I'm Turning 25 And I Have No Friends. How Do I Make Friends?

I received an email from a CHICA reader who reminded me of one of the reasons we started this platform. In my welcome post, I mentioned that I often experience moments of loneliness & had hoped that Chica would fill the gap for many of us who go through those moments so her email hit […]

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June 26, 2017
Feeling Happy For No Reason Should Be The Default

I am feeling so happy right now. At first I attributed it to the excitement of having finished writing exams but man, this sudden happiness is accompanied by creativity, unprecedented motivation to work hard, to do more with my life and a feeling of just wanting to be great. So it can't just be exams then, […]

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June 19, 2017
Still Can't Explain Whether Still-Born or Miscarriage. I Just Know It Was Painful

I always heard stories about it from friends. In fact to be exact about 4 of them had similar experiences in 2016 / early 2017. I could only imagine how they felt as I had never experienced it before. I’m a mother of 2 boys and it was always my dream to have 3 kids. […]

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June 12, 2017
Life Lessons From My Uber Driver

In the wee hours of Good Friday I was on my way back to my place after attending my girl’s 27th birthday  dinner at Mash Braai House. I didn’t drive there because I was too tired and being far-sighted is a big problem when driving at night. Total nightmare. So I opted to Uber there […]

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May 23, 2017
Cohabiting In The 21st Century

Relationships go through fazes; be it friendships, family as well as romantic relationships. Over the years, the ways in which we treat our relationships and go about experiencing them has also changed. For a South African, living in a country that has 11 official languages as well as a vast number of cultures, one is […]

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May 17, 2017
South Africa Has Become A Nightmare For Women To Live In

South Africa has become a nightmare for women to live in. The stories that have been coming out from women on social media, sparked by the tragedy that happened to Karabo Mokoena are chilling! What has happened to turn our own brothers into the monsters they are today? The monsters who abuse us, who do […]

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May 16, 2017
My Dad - The Highlight Of My Childhood

May 2017 marks 19 years since my father's passing and I have been thinking a lot about him these past few weeks. As a result I remembered this post I wrote in 2010. It's just in my heart to share it once more with you. This post was first published at Just Curious on 4 March […]

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May 4, 2017
Don't Worry About Avoiding Temptations

I laughed when I came across this quote online. Remember how when you were younger all the good things seemed to happen to you but so did all the bad ones? I mean you would go to the mall and meet an uncle or an aunt, they would give you R100 (good things whoopee) and […]

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April 26, 2017
I Am Trying To Rise Above And You Should Too…

I am trying to rise above and you should too… These are the words that Meredith Grey uttered on Greys Anatomy amidst her fiery life; the words that my inner self utters to my outer self on a daily basis. When I wake up. After a client shouts at me and tries to make me […]

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