life as a creative

Day in My Life: Valentine’s Edition

Today I woke up at five in the morning and started to go through my emails and English lessons. I have a lot of work to do. I drank hot water which is something that my stomach has been resisting. For breakfast I had a glass of muesli (granola) and yoghurt. I’ve been scrambling to… Continue reading Day in My Life: Valentine’s Edition

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Realizing my mom has undiagnosed ADHD

The author of “The Kiss Quotient” is actually neurodivergent herself and found out her diagnosis when her child's teacher noticed the signs of autism/Asperger’s in her child at school. When they took her to the psychologist the psychologist being a professional recognized that neurodivergence is hereditary and diagnosed her as well. That's the thing, her… Continue reading Realizing my mom has undiagnosed ADHD

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There’s Something about September that Turns me into a Therapist

Over the past couple of days I’ve had numerous people tell me about their depressed and suicidal thoughts. That’s nothing new but I’ve never had such a large multitude approach me at the same time. Then I read Jenny Lawson’s post about there being something about September that wanted to kill you and it all… Continue reading There’s Something about September that Turns me into a Therapist

life as a creative

So inspired, creatives making moves

This is one of those “yasss girl” moments🙏🏾 As you probably know I’m not one to feign strength and pretend my moments of weakness and indecision don’t happen. And to be honest as I make this huge leap with my life I feel nervous and can’t help but wonder thousands of scenarios in my mind.… Continue reading So inspired, creatives making moves

Afro ADHD, Failing to Adult, life as a creative

I have no purpose…

My Myer-Briggs Personality type with the selfie position I always take up If you've ever grown up in a black religious household or any household for that matter then you probably are aware of the pressure to achieve and fulfill your purpose. From a young age, I was inundated with euphemisms of unique I was… Continue reading I have no purpose…

life as a creative

It’s Never too Late to Be the You Your Younger Self Dreamed of Becoming

Photo is of Amberlicious. A beauty and lifestyle content creator based in Gqeberha in South Africa. Purple Palace is one of my biggest inspirations. Being a creative based in Paris and going through a divorce is not easy yet she shows me in her videos what its like to have calm in the midst of… Continue reading It’s Never too Late to Be the You Your Younger Self Dreamed of Becoming

Afro ADHD

Afro ADHD: Why I Started It

Being able to interact with other neurodivergent people has helped me understand myself better and how I function. After living all my life feeling that I’m strange and don’t fit in it’s comforting to know that I’m perfectly normal for someone with ADHD. It’s a breathe of fresh air to be ✨normal✨ for once. Regardless… Continue reading Afro ADHD: Why I Started It

Afro ADHD

Afro ADHD: I Routinely Lose My Phone in My Hand

*Afro ADHD is a series I’m starting telling my story of having adult ADHD as an African girl* It was a Saturday skateboard season with the local skate group. I was learning to skate because I liked skateboarding and had dreams of possibly becoming a pro-skater, also because a lot of the boys in the… Continue reading Afro ADHD: I Routinely Lose My Phone in My Hand

Tanatswa on the Move

Taking Steps Towards a Brighter Future sans Toxic Positivity

Being in a state of constant wonder has its perks and not so perks. I always have new ideas and plans that open my mind to all the possibilities but being a mortal human being with finite resources makes it quite difficult to achieve those all at once. With the next phase of my creative… Continue reading Taking Steps Towards a Brighter Future sans Toxic Positivity