As 2019 draws to a close, I'm taking my annual moment to reflect on how this year has treated me, and why I'm dedicating the last December of this decade to being better.
Read on for the full post.
After taking a spontaneous trip to Johannesburg for the day to see one person, I reflected on the whole experience and learned some lessons that I share in this blog post.
It's taken me a while to try accept and admit this, but when it comes to flatlay photography - I am a GOAT! I've worked hard to study an research this photography style, to implement that knowledge or learn as I pick up on my own flatlay aesthetic and style. But genuinely speaking, when it [...]
"If we're going to heal, then let it be glorious."
I've had to reevaluate all the emotional healing I thought I did & come to a place where I accept that I am expanding. Read more to see what I mean.
When I was a little girl, I had the dream of becoming a pediatrician. I knew I loved to help people and becoming a doctor for kids seemed like a logical choice at the time... High school rolled around and I broadened my scope from pediatrician to any of the job titles from Grey's Anatomy. [...]
When I started my very first blog 3 years ago, (Always Rise Blog), alongside my dormant YouTube channel (Always Khalipha), I did this because, at the time, I felt like there weren’t enough black, female and Cape Town-based YouTubers and bloggers for me to look up to as I started discovering various aspects of myself [...]
Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like hopes springing high,Still I’ll rise.Did you want to see me broken?Bowed head and lowered eyes?Shoulders falling down like teardrops,Weakened by my soulful cries?Does my haughtiness offend you?Don’t you take it awful hard’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold minesDiggin’ in my own backyard.You may [...]