Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Slutwalk happened

Of the six organisors of the event, I think I was the one who did the least of the actual groundwork, but I know for that Sandi (founder of Slutwalk Joburg), Walter, Sam, Gina and Nadia put in hours and hours, through blood, sweat and tears to make Saturday 24 September a success. To them, I am forever grateful and in awe of their passion and enthusiasm.

The weather was a little nippy, but it certainly helped keep us cool during the walk of protesting rape and victim blaming and shaming, with chants and posters shaking up Rosebank.

I cannot even begin to express how emotional it all was for me. Seeing people, dressed in all sorts - wild as well as conservative - men, women, children - I didn't see any animals. It was fun, it was important, it was camaraderie, it was energetic and I can only hope we made a difference.

Thank you if you came along. Thank you if you talked about the cause, the name, the importance - whether or not it was positive - you helped create dialogue. Thank you.

It was an incredible day. Hopefully next year we'll do it again. Hopefully one day we won't need such protests and men and women and children's bodies will be respected.
Source  - Me and Sandi

These awesome wristbands are only R20, and go towards recoup the almost R30 000 spent by the organisors to make the event happen.
you can email to get
Over flow of the proceeds will go to rape related crisis organisations.
Slutwalk Wristband


Also, check out  - portal for victims to become survivors! Share stories anonymously or otherwise. Find information of help centres around the country.

Thank you again to everyone who came out to take a stand against rape becoming our heritage on Heritage Day 2011


Friday, September 23, 2011

Heritage Day at Ogilvy

Heritage Day Celebrations at Ogilvy Joburg  today...

Cape Town / Loerie weekend

On Thursday I went to Cape Town for a holiday, which was coincidentally interrupted by the Loerie festivities...

Here is more or less I spent my soul restoring time:

Thursday was spent getting into holiday mode with champers and sushi picnic with The Khal (and I am Khaleesi)

Friday I registered for The Loeries at The Grand Daddy Hotel, walked up and down the city centre, shopped, drank, visited Th O Mag Fashion Office to see Robyn and Luisa, and generally relaxed and enjoyed the city on a pretty day. 

Loeries 2011 Theme - Don't Hate. Create. 

Andrew Human - CEO Loerie Awards
 Later, Khal and I went for late lunch / early dinner. Started at Wakame, but ended up at The Grand in Granger Bay watching the sunset with delicious bubbly with our feet in the sand.
View from Wakame
The Grand - source

Saturday was probably the busiest day with a mix of holiday and Loerie activities
Started at Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock with Olwetu and her friend Linda, enjoying the sun, food, clothes and cocktails.

How huge is the wok?

In the afternoon rushed off to Paranga in Camps Bay for the Ogilvy "Team Red" lunch with Ogilvians from around the country. It was quite beautiful.

Me and Zee

Delicious Chilli Mojito. What a pleasure
I caught a taxi back to my hotel - I couldn't find the free loerie shuttles :-)

Then went off to the first ceremony night at the CTICC. Riaan Cruywagen was host. Hilarious.
Yes, the Afrikaans newsreader who doesn't seem to age
Afterparties were fun. Marie Claire winners party held at the reserve building followed by Ogilvy after party at Neighbourhood.

Sunday was perfect! The Khal drove us around,  went around and through Hout Bay, Noord Hoek, Fish Hoek, Chapmans peak and ended up in Kalk Bay for a long lazy lunch.

Random pic on the way out of Harbour House in Kalk Bay

Sunday night I went to the ceremony, spent most of the time laughing at people and their stories of throwing away their name the night before. Loerie parties are not to be messed with.

The Hoff was host. This man has found his niche... CHEESE
He walked onto stage and sang the Baywatch theme song in the most glittery sequined jacket, and ended the show with another song with his Hoffetes

The David Hasselhof

I spent all of an hour at the Official Loerie Afterparty at Trinity. It was fun, but I was exhausted and felt like being in my hotel room watching The Emmy's drinking bubbly.

Had a lovely lovely time, and felt well rested by the time I got back to Jozi. Thanks to The Khal for treating me like a Queen and nursing me back to relaxation mode and out of stressed out mode


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