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This podcast blog is all about my journey towards creating a platform for my storytelling. I also share about my journey having been diagnosed with post natal depression. So, I talk about my motherhood journey. But mostly I share about the work I’m doing around building Spudcaster up.

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    New Podcast Alert

    I’ve been staring at a blank screen for some time, thinking about how best to explain my absence. Life. It happens. Even though I’ve been quiet on the blogging front, […]

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    Art Lexica Featuring: Philani A. Nyoni

    Check out the latest from Art Lexica. Or visit our magic link and listen on your app. Artists in Zimbabwe claim that awards are completely useless. Poet/Performance Artist, Philani A […]

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    Art Lexica Featuring Sabelo Soko

    Show Notes Where to Listen You can also listen to the episode here. Or listen on our page. And check out our website for more podcasts. What do you think […]

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    Awombness: I’m Doing Fine Now

    Freedom. It’s so sweet. Freedom from tyranny. Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty I’m free at last. What am I on about exactly, I hear you whisper. […]

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    Art Lexica Featuring Van Iller

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    Awombness: Proliferation

    I listened to an interesting cat on a podcast the other day. Man, this guy is prolific! Iyaba Ibo Mandingo of Ayaba Arts has his fingers in all sorts of […]

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    Awombness: Creation

    In the beginning God started creating the world, then left it to us to finish. I find that deeply profound. Art comes to mind. Inspired creation. Art is creation. Creation […]

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    Awombness: Karima Brown

    A giant has fallen. I’ve only just learnt that Karima Brown passed on. And silence rang in my ears. A moment of praise for the life of a true revolutionary. […]

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    Awombness: Spudcaster

    If you enjoy my writing, then please follow my podcast. One of my hosts claims to run The art podcast. And it’s true. My podcasts offer slice of life perspectives […]

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    Awombness: Making Waves

    Creating art. That’s what I do. Create tiny “eargasms” to tantalise the senses. Better than that, I reckon that’s what each of us do. In our own unique way. I’ve […]

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    Awombness: Triomf

    Wesley Pepper has done it again! Art Lexica is now ranking in a new category: “personal journals”. This is phenomenal! Just to remind you all, Wesley started his podcast in […]

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    Awombness: Relaunch

    My podcast has close to 3000 plays. That’s phenomenal. For an indie podcaster. I’ve sorted out all the technical glitches, and I’m certain that play number will keep growing. I’ve […]

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    Awombness: Getting My House in Order

    There’s a certain freedom that comes with achieving one’s dream. A sense of peace and calm. Just to know what your purpose is on life and to fulfil it. “The […]

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    Awombness: A Tribute to my Woke African Brothers

    No, not you. The guy creating stupefying things. The man defying all the rules. The gentleman who’s voice will never be silenced. Yes, you. I see you. Africa is not […]

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    Awombness: Triumph

    Exhortation to the Dawn Look to this day, for it is life. The very life of life. In it’s brief course lie all the varieties and realities of our existence. […]

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    Awombness: Workplace Bullying

    I’m still on cloud 9 over yesterday’s post. I think it might be my favourite. And I don’t have favourites. You know, I was just thinking about bullies today. We […]

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    Awombness: A Success Story

    Awombness: A success story. Life has a funny way of shifting the goal posts. But adapt we must. One foot in front of the other. Slow and steady get’s the […]

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    Awombness: Onwards and Upwards

    Awombness: Onwards and Upwards. Thank you so much to everyone who sent me a kind word in response to yesterday’s post. You have been a support to me in this […]

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    Standing Up to the SABC

    Standing Up to the SABC. On the 28th of October 2020, and before I was admitted to hospital, I filed a formal complaint against my direct line manager at the […]

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    Awombness: Prostaglandins

    Awombness: Prostaglandins. My brain is swell. Quite literally. I’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder. There’s more about that here. And in people with Bipolar mood disorder, the science is […]

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    Awombness: Writers Blog

    Awombness: Writers Blog. I think I discovered a new phenomenon. The modern writer is forced not only to write, but to write about writing. SEO guides turn modern writers into […]

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    Art Lexica Featuring: A COVID-19 Survivor

    Art Lexica Featuring: A COVID-19 Survivor. The latest episode from Art Lexica is available across all podcasting apps. It offers a unique perspective on what it is to live with […]

  • OSS: An Interview with a Frontline Healthcare Worker

    OSS: An Interview with a Frontline Healthcare Worker. What an amazingly insightful interview with Sutra on OSS yesterday. I really enjoyed working on this episode. And I especially enjoyed the […]

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    Awombness: Coming Soon

    Awombness: Coming Soon. I’m super excited about this week’s podcast episodes. The Other Side of The Sun features a Christian singer/songwriter who is also a practising doctor in the UK’s […]

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    Awombness: Working From Home

    Awombness: Working From Home. There’s a certain freedom that working from home (wfh) allows one. I recently started on this latest craze. And I must say, it has a lot […]

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    Awombness: Top Class

    Awombness: Top Class. Before all the kaka’s at the SABC, I was at the top of my game. As legal reporter for the SABC, I was competing with the likes […]

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    Awombness: Manifesto

    Awombness: Manifesto. How to build a media empire? Start at the bottom and work your way up. I’m not even at the bottom. Man, I’m the Mohammad Ali of podcasting. […]

  • Awombness: Me Too Part Two

    Awombness: Me Too Part Two. In high school, the boys would zing us with our bra straps. It was incredibly painful. Basically, they’d grab the strap, pull it back and […]

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    Awombness: Me Too

    Awombness: Me too. Without the hashtag. I’ve been the victim of online bullying. And all because I pissed off some white chick. #whiteanger She nearly got me fired too. So […]

  • Awombness: Eve and the Apple

    Awombness: Eve and the Apple. I’m still reeling. Euphoric. We now rank Position 66 on Apple Podcasts in the Category Visual Arts. Although, we’ve been bumped down to position 84 […]

  • Awombness: Apple Podcasts, Baby!!!!

    Awombness: Apple Podcasts, Baby! Wesley Pepper’s Art Lexica is now ranking on Apple Podcasts at: Position 64 in the category Visual Arts (South Africa) Position 66 in the category Visual […]

  • Awombness: A Covid Story

    Awombness: A Covid Story. A few weeks ago, I told you about my elderly neighbour who had contracted coronavirus. This quite literally brought COVID-19 to my very doorstep. The news […]

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    Awombness: A Prospect

    I love my city, Johannesburg. With its streets paved with gold (euro-centric folk could only imagine). Mining continues to this very day. In a rather unregulated way, with “African migrants” […]

  • Awombness: Tribute to a Legend

    My aunt, my mom’s eldest sister, passed away. She was going to be 73 next month. Her death was sudden, but expected. She hadn’t been well for the last few […]

  • Awombness: Restoration

    Awombness: Restoration. My daughter changed the course of my life. The idea for the podcasting platform was born while I was battling post-natal depression. I like to think that it […]

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    Awombness: Bread and Butter

    Awombness: Bread and Butter. Today is a good day. I’m making my own bread. Haven’t done this in ages. There’s something wholesome about it. Mothering. Transformative too. It’s been one […]

  • Awombness: To God Be the Glory

    Awombness: To God Be the Glory. Philippians 1:6 reads “…That He who hath a begun a good work in you shall not rest until it is completed.” That piece of […]

  • Awombness: Podcast Your Life

    I’m really excited about the latest episode of OSS. The Solarkidd does amazing interviews with musicians and artists from Britain and beyond. This week he speaks to EmpresS*1, well known […]

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    Awombness: Write or Wrong

    I guess I’m finding my voice. Blogging, I mean. That’s how this whole podcasting platform started. Off a blog I began writing during one of my earlier hospitalisations. I’m sure […]

  • Awombness: How Do You Eat an Elephant?

    Awombness: How do you eat an elephant. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Lao Tzu. Freedom was the goal at the end of Nelson […]

  • Awombness: New Birth

    Awombness: New Birth. It seems I fell into the familiar trap. New Year, New Me – type bullshit. I haven’t been writing as often as I’d like. Creatively, I’ve been […]

  • Awombness: Breaking Bad Habits

    They say it takes four weeks to break a habit. Not writing consistently is a habit I need to break. This is my moment. Moments are not imprisoned by the […]

  • Awombness: A New Year has begun

    Not to worry I’ll spare you all the platitudes of the season. Let’s keep it simple, shall we? I greet you hello. Joy for the new day and the promise […]

  • Awombness: A Gift

    Awombness: A Gift: You know, the only thing that kept us from genocide was a military miscalculation on Hitler’s part. History is a funny teacher. Nobody cares about the even […]

  • Awombness: A Griefcase?

    Awombness: A Griefcase? I have finally come to terms with the hand I was dealt when God was dishing out biological fathers. My daughter, #babysesame, has an amazing biological father. […]

  • Awombness: Winning the Race

    No story has given me greater pause during my time as a legal reporter for the SABC than the story of Judge Nkola Motata. It’s not the fact of his […]

  • Awombness: The Rot at the SABC

    I am the Senior Constitutional Court Reporter at the SABC. On the 28th of October I filed a complaint against my line manager, Zolisa Sigabi (National Bulletin Editor). I was […]

  • Awombness: Intention Seeker

    As a middle child, I was always the attention seeker. That is until the breakthrough I had at the wellness centre. You know, where I finally accepted my diagnosis. I […]

  • Awombness: The Boxer

    Awombness: The Boxer There are all kinds of interesting South Africans at the funny farm. I can call it that because I’m funny. But you can’t, ’cause you’re not! A […]

  • Awombness: Cyclical Insanity

    I attended a lecture, given by my Psychiatrist, Dr Caryn Van Wyk. That’s where I picked up the title for this week’s edition of Awombness: Cyclical Insanity. Dr Caryn has […]

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