In her own words

Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba on Self-Care

“Self-care for me has been learning to heal myself through the work I do, the food I eat, the way I interact with myself and those around me as well as the way I handle myself and my needs. Learning self-compassion, radical acceptance and how to be kind to myself saved my life. Learning how best to live with myself, that is self-care.”

9 min read

Lwando Xaso on Doubt

“I think uncertainty and doubt are a part of life. Sometimes the point is not to overcome doubt as the world shows us constantly that there are things we just can never be sure about. Some doubts are credible and should be considered and then there is paranoia disguised as doubt.”

7 min read

Obenewa Amponsah on Motivation

“I think the key to being inspired by the gap is celebrating every step of the way. Too often we think about the big goal that’s three or four years down the line and not the small steps we have to take to get there. By celebrating every milestone, big or small, we’re able to see our progress in real-time, and more than that, we’re able to enjoy and relish the process.”

9 min read

Cézanne Britain on Intuition

“Success now is about me being the best version of my authentic self and living my life on my own terms. I have been fortunate to experience professional satisfaction and achievement, exploring entrepreneurship as well as overcoming deep trauma and grief. I have given myself permission to be free—free to embrace the multifaceted me who is not defined by what I do for a living or what I have studied, who thinks in splashes of colour on a canvas and song lyrics. Free to love myself with all my imperfections, not only for what I have achieved, but for who I am becoming.”

10 min read

Lyle Horsley on Renewal

“I think we can find renewal or a sense of rejuvenation in small and continuous acts of self-care and we can do that at any time of the year.” – Lawyer, businesswoman and co-founder of The Thread Lyle Horsley on renewal.

Dianne Hawker on Healing

‘I think that we often realise that with physical healing we should give ourselves time.’ – Dianne Hawker is a journalist and news editor. She shares her insights on recovering from Covid-19 and the process of healing with The Thread.

Nokukhanya Mncwabe on Resilience

Nokukhanya Mncwabe was a self-described “roll-up your sleeves” hustler, a multitasking consultant working across the Africa. Mncwabe decided to channel her energy and passion for the continent into reviving an ancient “drink of the gods” for a new generation.

8 min read

Yolanda Sangweni on Change

‘Some are calling this moment we’re experiencing The Great Pause.’ – Journalist, singer, podcaster, media innovator and mother of three beautiful boys, Yolanda Sangweni is no stranger to change and this month she taught us how to identify the opportunity in transition.

4 min read

Thando Hlophe on Authenticity

Thando Hlophe is a groundbreaking digital storyteller who went from telling harrowing and humane stories behind the camera, to sharing her own journey in front of the camera.

6 min read

Umunyana Rugege on Planning Your Joy

Umunyana Rugege handles some of South Africa’s landmark legal cases. Here she tells The Thread how she plans her joy and for insights from other women in The Thread community.

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