Before I could read and write I could sing, but a creative mind was not always an asset in the South Africa I was born into. It's no wonder my parents did everything they could to steer me away from art as a child. In their experience, it had almost always led to frustration. However, we do not choose to be creative, and today I am a Digital Strategist, writer and sometimes-musician who still can't contain her innate need to make things.
I was first introduced to the concept of diaspora as a student in College in the US where I took art, film and literature classes focused on the black, female experience. While the notion of shared and inherited history was a revolution for my mind, I had, by then, been long immersed in the fruits of diaspora, by another name.