Ncumisa Nomna Academy… Say WHAT?

Four months ago I signed for an “UNLEASH my GENIUS” program with Lauren Dallas. I was skeptical, not sure what this genius I am signing up to unleash looks like. I didn’t know what would come out of it. I just felt an urge to do it and had the money to pay for it. […]

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Context is everything – unlearning and relearning parameters

“I’m Done…” Undervaluing myself Doubting myself Feeling inadequate Seeking other’s approval Being apologetic about who I am Trying to please Being too kind even when being taken advantage of. Nomna, Dec 2016 Today I had to remind myself the lessons I learnt in therapy and my “I’m Done… list” that followed this learning affirmation. But […]

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Black Tax

Some say it’s black tax. I call it Voluntary Social Investment  (VSI). I call it an investment into the future of black child. Into my own blood that runs through my veins. The same blood that contributed into making me who I am. The same blood that made my wildest dreams come true. Why is […]

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My Investment

I choose to invest in my society. In this era of investing, the craze about share trading, financial wealth literacy etc. that has taken over the landscape, I realise how risk averse I am. Yes, risk is my middle name. I risk it all, all the time. But not this time. It is worrying me […]

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Once upon a time

Once upon a time There was black and white Two distinct colours Two distinct lines Black this side White the other side Black was black, true to the core White alike, Then there was a movement They called it the rainbow New spectrum aglow Black Zulu, Xhosa South African Congolese White English German Lebanese Did […]

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Adorned

The gods adore her, adorned her with beauty Man sees her, ceases the opportunity Woman envies her, envisions her sways theirs I love her, move the heaven and earth for her. She was never made to be like all Harsh to the world she seems Sweet and tender she is inside Not fazed by the […]

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To my son

If If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or […]

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The Nelson Mandela Bridge at night!!!!

I have seen it, and I stumbled into this pic in one of the blogs I read now and again. And I really had to repost it. Jozi people, there is an iconic bridge, just as fabulous as the icon its been named after. you will find it when you cross over from Jozi CBD […]

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THEE Mini Country”Wo”Man Moment

Everyone that has conversations with me for more than 30 minutes eventually gets to know about that dream car of mine. Yes, the Mini CountryMan. It was love at first sight, upon stumbling into a pic purely out of utter coincidence. im not car crazy, have never been, so I never even bother with car […]

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Love will be forgotten

A year’s gone past today It’s still as vivid as exactly this day last year A lot has happened, I have healed, I haven’t forgotten I remember the pain with every man that tells me I love you I pray I forget of its existence Every look in the mirror I see it all over again […]

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