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Phemelo Motene on Reflection

Phemelo Motene was first introduced to South African audiences via a popular soap opera, but a career spanning nearly two decades in the public showed that Motene was so much more dynamic than the role she played on television. As a radio broadcaster, with a daily midday show on national station SAFM, Motene‚Äôs conversations moves…

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Reflection

When we interrogate our deepest truths, desires, fears, and vulnerabilities through reflection, we realise that part of our growth requires letting go of our own dogmatic views and self-righteousness.

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Nomzamo Mji on Balance

Nomzamo Mji was one of the few black women advocates in South Africa, but found a new path, and balance through yoga. Here she talks to us about co-founding The Toolbox, more than a yoga studio.

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Balance

Sometimes, balance means letting some balls drop and watching them spread all over the floor, in every possible direction.

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Yewande Omotoso on Intention

Yewande Omotoso knows a lot about moving through the world with intention. Here, Omotoso talks to The Thread on the role of intention in her writing and her life.

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Intention

Intention is the unnoticed energy that is imbued in our words and actions.

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Bravery

Girls are raised to be perfect and polite; to avoid risk and failure. Boys are raised to be adventurous; take risks and be brave.

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