The daily reality of raising a child with Haemophilia

The daily reality of raising a child with Haemophilia

My son Ezra was diagnosed with severe haemophilia A just a few days after birth. When he was circumcised and the wound bled for several days. Haemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder, which I had never heard of before. I was a first-time mom, and dealing with the...
Being An Outsider

Being An Outsider

“I grew up black in a predominantly white suburb on a road where my family and the neighbours were the only black families. Despite this we grew up without feeling any racial tension and the school we attended was a mix of all races. In primary school my best friend...
Introduce storytelling in your family

Introduce storytelling in your family

Stories have the power to build or break a nation but the strongest stories are those that start at home. Here’s one simple way to introduce storytelling in your family. Intergenerational interviews Encourage your children to do getting-to- know-you interviews with...
The power of story at church – and beyond

The power of story at church – and beyond

“… the experience of hearing each other’s autobiographies was the most magical and transforming experience. For myths explode and stereotypes shatter. Humanity shines through. Mercy and compassion are born along the desire to reach out and accommodate.” This...
Power of story in school

Power of story in school

Schools are a place where storytelling happens naturally: during break times, on the sports field, during class when the teacher’s back is turned … Schools in South Africa are also a place where we hear the most precious stories of unlikely friendships forming –...