The Writers Edition, this is our theme for July and August 2012. Traditionally, a theme is given to the writers every month and they centre their article around it. However, the month of July and August was the opportunity for them to express any Message they individually had burning within them to share. This was exciting as they could essentially write about whatever they wanted to with the purpose of initiating Fruitful thought and conversation around it.
For the month of July: our Poets did not hesitate: read The Fall of Zowe & Starlights on His Agenda. Divinity Without Tears, our Spiritual piece, proves to be a teaching and encouraging article. There are two new bold posts under our Social Commentary category: A Failed Youth and Beautiful People, that challenge notions of the progression of youth and children (especially young girls) subject to the pressures of beauty pageantry respectively.
Our Political category boasts a new profile post about Nkosazana Dlhamini-Zuma, the new Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Where Is Your God? Is the new Thanksgiving piece by Lelo Macheke, who shares about his recent experience on traveling India. He also took incredible photographs that kicked-off our new feature, Inspired2Capture. Be sure to view these pictures exclusive to Inspired4Writers.
On the topic of exclusives, be sure to read our Exclusive Interview with Maggie Benedict, star of the most watched TV program in South Africa: Generations. She discusses her busy schedule, her plan A at age 18, studying and working in New York, working with Jill Scott and Vusi Kunene as well as her thoughts on acting accolades, amongst other interesting topics.
For the month of August: Bethany Pitt visited Nokuphila and shares all about her exciting experience in Inspired2Give.
More thought-provoking and expressive poetry was written, read His Arms Were Open, Zoe & Since Most Has Been Said.
For the Self category, brilliant and bold pieces: A Stronger Self; What Has Become of Me?; Don’t You Hate Dishes? and Woman, Be Still are sure to have you thinking about the areas in your life that require you to be more responsible & change as well as appreciating the experiences of others.
Embrace Being Single is the latest Relationship piece that challenges the old convention of condemning single folk.
Thanksgiving (Lessons Learned) has one of our readers, Mokgadi, giving gratitude for the path she has travelled from finishing matric to learning in Europe!
Inspired4Writers celebrates Women’s Month through the lense: see Inspired2Capture as Lelo Macheke presents his latest portaits of various South African women.
We always hope you enjoy the content we produce and that it goes beyond being yet another read but evokes & encourages you to alter yourself, to Write Your Own Story!