Professor Anthea Garmans articulation of the inextricable relationship between the public and the personal, the intellecttual and the emotional, the creative and the academic blew me away. I realised then that Intellectualim does not have to come at the expense of emotions but emotions, unsteady as they are, can rather be seen to enhance the process, to make it valuable and beautiful.
Though the main aim of the media content was to raise foreign and local funds for the uplifting of what we called “needy” communities, this fact never eased the conveyor belt feeling that hitting the “Upload 60 images to Facebook” button evoked while I waited patiently to garner “likes” from potential funders, in the $32-a-day Club.
I’ve worked in the development sector for close to 8 years. Granted, I started a little too young. There are things that I cannot unsee and emotional labor I never got paid for. I must […]
The African Agenda News is what you might call a “Podumentary”- It has elements of a punchy podcast, combined with the evergreen content of a documentary. Unlike the BBC Africa podcasts that are about 5 minutes in length, ANA episodes can be up to 30-50 minutes long. Topics covered range from African wildlife, an episode on the passing of the late Ahmed Kathrada, stories about African Literature and even an interview with local language experts like Russel Kaschula.
I really didn’t want my first post to be anything overtly political, academic or self-indulgent. I imagined the first post on my self-named blog would be an ode to all the strong brown women out […]
Thanks for joining me! I am a seasoned development communications specialist with over a decade worth of experience conceptualizing and managing media content development processes. I have held executive level positions in the Eastern Cape NGO […]