Work Begins on The Knowledge Economy

The new year is here and so begins work on my new project. 2015 ended with many lessons on pain, illness and boundaries and with a self-inflicted work sabbatical. Though I’ve been itching to start on the new project for a number of months now, I have not had the clarity of mind to do […]

I don’t want to be an ambassador. I don’t want to explain to you how it feels to live like this, day in, day out. To have people look at me in confusion. To tell of the physical pain I go through nearly every day that pushes my brain into my skull, the pressure mounting […]

You Don’t Need to be an Extrovert to be a Good Journalist

I have never been an extrovert. For a period I managed to function as an ambivert: able to take on the spotlight in key moments. I played a lead role in the school musical, I was school captain, I entered the marketing profession and became an account manager which required constant interaction with clients. But […]

What is a Journalist?

Recently I was privy to a conversation between some more experienced freelance journalists (more experienced than I am, that is) who were bemoaning the rise of ‘untrained’ writers calling themselves journalists. These writers who were making a living writing for lifestyle publications: travel, parenting, beauty websites and magazines and were daring to call themselves journalists. […]