Comparison – The Thief of Joy

Image credit  Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I absolutely love this adage for its truth, and to explain this, I enjoy using an analogy between people and fruit. Fruit? Yes. People and fruit. You know what’s interesting about fruit? We all have something in common with them. We really do. And before you think I’ve…

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Feliciana Nezingu

  Feliciana is studying towards a degree in International Relations in South Africa. She is a forever-student who is always up for a challenge, seizing every opportunity to learn by stepping out of her comfort zone to hear, read and tell different narratives which enable her to see the world through different lenses. She firmly believes that just as a…

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A Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes

Image source Oftentimes our default mode is our selfish mode Sometimes we stay in our own little bubbles of comfort and stay away from what we are unfamiliar with. It’s natural. After all, we are humans and we naturally gravitate towards what makes us feel secure. We tend to overdo it and dismiss behaviours and opinions we struggle to understand…

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The Slippery Slope to Misguided Feminism

Advocation for gender equality and rights have gained full momentum in the 21st century. Women have protested against the injustices pervading all domains of life – in the workplace, at home, on the streets. Truly, we have come a long way. While I laud the valiant and ardent efforts of my fellow 21st-century women, and their predecessors who challenged sexist…

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