Sunday read: What Lies Within

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Sunday read: What Lies Within I’ve had a few “burning-issues” kind of books land on my desk recently. These are my favourite kinds of books. Stories that weave an intricate narrative with social observation and even commentary are what I gravitate to. However, I find myself turning to a lighter…

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Sunday read: Johannesburg

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Sunday read: Johannesburg If you’re going to write about Johannesburg on the day Nelson Mandela died, it has to be pretty special or breathtaking. That’s my take on that day. A nation’s heart broke on that day. It was a life-changing moment in South Africa, as much as the man’s…

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Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom

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Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom I was eager to begin reading this novel.  Reading is an emotional journey for me. It is about testing my emotions, my empathy, and my understanding. For me, a book is gripping because it appeals to me emotionally, it tests me and it leaves…

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Sunday read: The Betrayal

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Sunday read: The Betrayal I’ve just read the first chapter of Kate Furnivall’s The Betrayal and I can’t wait to get into this one. The first pages of this novel are tense and image-laden — filled with dripping blood, despair, collusion … and betrayal. Twin sisters, Romy and Florence, share…

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Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

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Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions There’s no better press drop than a book drop in our home. And when it’s a young adult novel, there’s inevitably an argument about who gets to read the book first. The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty landed on my desk last…

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution Often out of devastation blooms hope and new purpose. Sometimes devastation is the impetus for global action. And global action is sometimes the only way to honour the thousands of victims of a tragedy. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building…

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Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

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Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go! It’s less than a month to go to Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place on April 23-29. This year marks the 5th year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This single event shook the fashion world and set off a chain of events…

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Rethink plastic: reduce and eliminate

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Rethink plastic: reduce and eliminate Have you thought about how you consume plastic? Have you considered how you could reduce your plastic footprint? In my last blog I shared a few alarming statistics and facts about plastic with you. The next step is to actively practise plastic reduction and elimination….

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