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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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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There is a Place For You: Dineo Moeketsi

On the 31st of May I attended a Women Empowerment Forum in campus, where four inspiring women came to mentor us. I must say I was so excited, because I was going to get advice from women who I look up to. This forum was realised by Rosanna Hall who is a member of the SRC and it was a success because we really enjoyed ourselves.

It was a real eye opening and liberating afternoon. I must say I left there with a clear idea about what I want for my Future. Refiloe Seseane inspired me to the point where I believe that I can become both  a corporate public relations practitioner and pursue my dream for the arts (acting, dancing, presenting, and maybe singing). As she has successfully accomplished this. All the Speakers left me with liberating thoughts and I thank God we have people like them who find satisfaction in not only establishing themselves, but also in establishing others.

Dineo Moeketsi was one of these women, although her presentation was inspiring, I was most liberated by what she said to me personally. I asked Dineo, “What advice would she give to someone who feels that they would never make it in the entertainment industry because, they don not look a certain way?” And She said to me, “Trust me; THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU”. And in that moment those words changed something in me; they made me realise that I should never have fear because of what I think is the norm, but be confident in what I know is the offering. Because what I am offering is not just ordinary but rather unique.

In every industry there is something specific that is required, and in the entertainment industry; it is the ability to be unique in  your talent, and the ability to go and claim your place. Every individual has that uniqueness in them, and the more you are able to express that interesting part of yourself, the more people will take an interest in you. And this will lead  to you having designed a place for yourself where people will want to see more of you. And in that moment you have YOUR PLACE.

Therefore in any industry one has to show what they have got to offer in order for them to earn a place. It is not only what you have learned throughout whatever field you are studying for, but it is what you as an individual can do with that knowledge that no one else can do.

Know that when God puts you somewhere, it is because a place is already there for you, only you have to express that  talent that you have to offer in order to TAKE YOUR PLACE.

I am not following anyone’s foot steps but rather creating my own path.

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Tiego The King of Dance

Tiego is a 19 year older dancer from Atteridgeville, he is passionate about his art, he is now making new moves in the entertainment industry. Tiego has loved dancing from a very young age and he is not willing to give it up any time soon. He has been a rising phoenix from the moment he began to dance, he has achieved so much and he is planning to do more than he has now.

He has been sponsored by Soviet Clothing company, performed at the FIFA fan fest in 2010, participated in SA’s Got Talent, been to the UK, Portugal, Croatia, and many other countries. hes also achieved other things. Dance his is first love and now he is branching into other spheres such as acting, and brand promoting.

His biggest inspiration is the Queen herself Beyonce and he wishes to share a stage with her one day. Tiego believes in dreaming big, which is why he has achieved  so much already, he is ambitious and works hard to make sure that he achieves his dreams.

He is one of the most talented people in SA to look out for in the future as his plans for his are not those of this earth and at the rate that he is going, he is bound to achieve what ever he sets his mind to.

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Are Women More Important When They Objectify Themselves?

Women in the industry are more diverse than they were in the past, women of today have many different roles and they have become the most communicated sex in the entertainment business. The question is… ‘Are they more important when they objectify themselves’?

It can be said that the media today is giving more focus on woman who have no significance, women who are defined by who they are “dating”, “engaged too”, or “who they have a baby with”. These are the options of role models that are being given to younger children, when I hang around my younger cousins I you hear them talk about is the likes of Amber Rose, Black China and  Kim Kardashian, I doubt they even know who Angelina Jolie or Oprah Winfrey is. I hear them talking about how they want to be like Kim or Amber Rose, how they also want to be famous just because they are beautiful, just because they have a big ass or just because they are dating a certain celebrity. Thus vanity is of importance and not a woman’s true essence.

This is a problem because, it is as if women are  going back in time, from being finally acknowledged and respected to being objectified and given meaning only by who her men is. Women like Angelina Jolie and their actions need to be more communicated to the masses in order to give the women of the future a chance of choosing the correct role model, a women of significance, known for her award winning acting, thus hard working, a women who is compassionate and kind, and a woman who has been married to her first husband for a long time, have her own children and adopt more on top of that.

A woman that is making a difference with the freedom, respect and acknowledgement she has; because women in history fought long and hard for it. Not a women that is only defined by beauty like Picasso’s paintings. It is important that media sees these women as news worthy, show preference to them more. It is now time for women in media communication to start changing the direction of  the meaning of women back into the 1600s. Angelina and Oprah Winfrey are not the only true women, they are a lot more, if only we could get chance to hear more about them.

I prefer my ‘Role Model’ to be a true women rather than a objectified fairy tail.

#MadamSpeakerHasSpoken

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