Meeting Zubeida Jafffer, an iconic #GirlBoss

Something remarkable happened to me yesterday, something that sent me on my way with the feeling of a white cloud settling underneath the skin of my chest. When I crossed the road off of Rhodes University campus, Zubeida Jaffer recognised me, smiled at me and asked me how I was doing.

Ever since I read #GirlBoss, figuring out how to channel my inner #GirlBoss has seized my thoughts on a loop. I want nothing more. Zubeida Jaffer is the quintessence of a #GirlBoss – especially in the field I am pursuing.

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Verbose: #Girl Boss – yes, girl.

Lately I have been feeling very unimpressed with how studious I have not been. My lack of progress in furthering my career is discouraging. But I have not had the motivation to change any of that either – which only perpetuates how unimpressed with myself I get.

When I saw someone in my Journalism class with #GirlBoss next to her, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I had heard it was a good book and with such a provocative title, I strongly felt that would be the push I needed. Thanks, Khinali, for lending this gem to me.

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Check yourself(ie)

[May this be the first and last time I talk about Kim Kardashian on this blog.]

Yesterday I saw this response to the recent uprise that ensued after she shared a self-censored nude selfie (nudie?) on Instagram. I laughed – but mostly at the phrase “thick as oatmeal”. I thought that was a beautiful use of the English language.

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Why would Liz Wheeler have the answer for us?

Recently,  I’ve been seeing this video being fervently shared by my peers on Facebook.

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South Africans, stop it. Stop trying to apply this Liz Wheeler’s line of logic to our very specific predicament.

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