6 hours ago
“We each are born with two wolves inside of us: hatred and love, that which we feed will grow.” My heart bleeds returning to our mother soil to find her heart broken and enraged.
She birthed us and her voice will echo through all of our souls.
I pray for our Mother and her children, I pray for our African siblings who are being killed in SA because of the imaginary lines and false ideas we call xenophobia.
Out of respect for the movement and shift that is happening in Cape Town I have taken time off social media to process and make this post, and in this time it has become overwhelmingly clear that I cannot be moved into silence by those individuals who seek to anonymously plant false seeds with no context , and no consideration for the effects. I know my essence, I know my soul, I know I am raised and surrounded by the greatest Womxn on earth, and how much catharsis and evolution I’ve experienced through storytelling, and how much light has been shared with the next generation through it all because I am proudly a Ma Se Kind.
I stand in complete solidarity with the #aminext movement against femicide in SA and commit to continuing to engage and educate the youth; specifically young men, on the respect for all life - including their own - that should be the fundamental building block in our society. As a survivor of many forms of violence myself, I could have never imagined that I could be complicit in a culture that creates the monsters I vowed to fight against as a young boy - and that is why education is the key. I have learnt that, if we, men, are not constantly aware and actively working against our conditioning and generational traumas , then we will become it -as we are seeing in South Africa right now- it is on us to break the cycle.
Change begins with each of us, and I believe as a nation we can heal, I believe we can reunite with our great mother. “What massacre happens to my son between him living within my skin. drinking my cells my water my organs and his soft psyche turning cruel. Does he not remember he is half woman”