My African travel diaries series for Essence.com

Screen Shot 2018-07-05 at 11.23.30One of my favorite things to do… writing about awesome women who inspire me. This travel piece for Essence.com was such a labor of love and admiration for my passport gang woman crush Lerato Mogoatlhe.

Oh and I can’t wait for her book Vagabond coming out later this year.

My tribute to madiba

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Working on the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela was one of the most emotionally draining and sad events I have ever covered,  but it was also the most rewarding career highlight of my life!

Helping to build Ourmadiba.com and live blogging every second of his funeral kept me connected to his spirit in a way that I will not forget.

I did get to do some traditional reporting, too and one of my contributions includes this piece which is so me; this is my musical tribute to Madiba.  

Obama in Africa series for Africa.com

 

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Another momentous media moment I forgot to post!

I recently oversaw africa.com’s coverage and social marketing of Barack Obama’s historic round trip of three African countries last year collated under the banner Obama in Africa. Africa.com CEO Teresa Clarke was in the press corp, a massive honor for a small online publisher!

I was so happy that even with all the crazy coordinating of writers, planning stories, working on video and liaising with the Whitehouse I was able to cover some events and do some writing. My pieces are below.

Covering Michelle Obama’s round table with youth leaders hosted by MTV Base 

Live blog of Barack Obama’s address at the University of Cape Town working with youth activist Sindi Leigh McBride.  

Obama Africa visit first on Instagram