Life After Varsity For the LIONESS

 

I have not necessarily planned, anything yet, but one thing I know is that I need to find a job. I was never ready for this, I wanted it so badly but I never planned for it. It has been a very joyful, tearful, fun journey, and I have had a lot of memorable moments, some that I wish to relive and some that I prefer to forget.

My Pre-degree year was the most awesome with a lot of time on my hands to party and go out really enjoy varisty life, than my second year was filled with a lot of adjustments, as I had to learn how to get serious as I was now in varsity, my second year was a bliss, a few mishaps there and there but it was well.

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Now My third year was the hardest, and only because I was lazy, and had the concept that the year was long so I  took my time, relaxed, and missed a lot of deadlines. But I did kind off make it, as most my work is done, and now I just have to prepare for two exams, and My internship.

What I also plan to do next year is to start chasing after my  passion for drama and dance.

PEACE OUT!!!!

#TheMadamHasSpoken

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Madam Speaker Productions

One the most assignments I had to do this year was my documentary, it was an experience I will never forget. it was draining, but it was worth it. I’m so proud of my work, thus I’m Sharring it.

The Poor Men’s Coke (CAT)

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Pictures of the drug while a V/O explains CAT, than a video of a women holding it and talking (no sound), then pictures and gifs of young people partying. Then bobo a user of the drug explains why he loves and uses CAT.

Lesego sitting down, introduces himself, explain his addiction to the CAT drug. (Horizon) playing softly in the background. Psychologist Mercy Chauke is sitting on her couch giving a psychological perspective of the drug.

Lesego explains why he smoked CAT, referring to the night “party” life in the background. Lesego describes the effects that CAT had, on his body.  Lesego continues to talk about how much a gram of CAT cost, and how much he purchases in a week.

Shwii is a CAT dealer who makes a living out of selling the drug. He answers the questions of when he started selling CAT, how and where he gets his merchandise, and whether if he doesn’t feel compassion to the fact that CAT might destroy people’s lives. He continues to explain how much money makes and whether or not he has ever been arrested. Captain Mufamadi answers whether or not the police have made any arrests yet to people who are in possession of this drug.

Captain Mufamadi explains what they are doing to people who are selling and are in possession of this drug. Then he requests the community to report any selling of the drug, than Lesego gives advice against CAT.

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1.   Angle

The angle of this documentary is set to focus on how CAT (Methcathinone, drug) is entering and achieving its market in the youth as a party drug, its effects on its users, and also how students use it as an energy booster while studying.

2.   Pitch

A drug that is sophisticated yet cheap, therefore taking over the night life, as it spreads all over the streets of Gauteng.  Where students rely on it as an energy supplement in order to get through the exams and tests, though do not realise how it is deadly. This documentary follows the life of two people, first a student that lost their career as a student; due to CAT, a young man who makes a living out of this drug, while consuming it himself; following on their experiences with this drug, and also seeing its impact in both their lives.

3.   Goal

The goal of this Documentary is to inform people about CAT, make them aware of its dangers, and how it has become a lifestyle for young people. This documentary will enlighten those who take this drug for granted to also see it as a faster route to Schizophrenia.

4.   Objectives

The first objective is to inform people on how CAT is made with dangerous ingredients, mixed to create this substance. Secondly to make people aware of how it is a trend in the lifestyle of the youth of this era, and to inform them on the process of its distribution.

Link to my Documentary, do enjoy.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxicyf0lWQkNTS1uUjg0WWRHQ2M

Love Your Skin

This video made me sad and proud at the same time, watching this cute kid want to be black with every fiber of her being made me thank God for making me what I am, although I felt very sorry for her, I wonder what made her so determined not to love what she is, it is very tragic that at such a young age she doesn’t accept herself, for what she really is.

Which makes me wonder is this what people like Micheal Jackson and Mshoza did when they were young, was changing the colour of their skins a long life dream? Did they cry like this when they were young saying “I want to be White”, truth is if this is the case, one can understand why as soon as they had the money to afford, they chose to bleach their skins.

It could have also been just a stunt to get attention, or were they following a trend; that lighter skin is more beautiful? In retrospect Micheal Jackson and Mshoza’s predicaments cannot be compared as similar, as Micheal Jackson did this change in an era where; black people were disregarded as humans just because of the colour of their skins. So one can understand the kind of pressure he went through, to want to have a skin colour different than his own.

But with Mshoza, it is a totally different story, when she first came into the music industry she had the reputation of a tom boyish, never mind, confident, and proudly black women. Then she grew up got married, and had no music to get the media’s attention.

So She decided  to follow a trend that definitely, would get the medias attention. Which was to bleach her skin.  After this many more South Africans followed the trend, and unfortunately for some it did not work out well, some ended up with damaged skin, because they used backdoor doctors, instead of real specialist, due to lack of affordability.

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But why put yourself through so much only to follow a trend? Why make yourself suffer? the truth is that, if there were no discrimination’s people would not have to hate a part of themselves, we would all love ourselves, and such drastic trends would not exist. Like the video above; it is clear that this child might have heard some kind of discrimination against her ethnicity and that is why now she wants to be black so badly, because she just wants to fit inn, in what is seen as positive, or more “beautiful”, which is similar to Micheal Jackson’s predicament.

The sad thing is that his trying to conform got him killed, and deep down inside, he knew one thing; which is that he was black, a change in his skin colour did not change what he came into this world as. And if the people around him could have seen that not loving what God created you to be is a psychological problem, he could have been saved, just like it is for this child.

So anyone that dreams of changing their skin colour to anything either than what it is should get psychological help.

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