I was abandoned at birth

I was abandoned at birth

Growing up I never knew my biological family. I was abandoned at birth, found near Slovo in Umtata. The woman who found me, Velamina, took me to the police station; who then handed me over to UNICEF child welfare. While the social workers went about finding my family,...
I made the right choice

I made the right choice

I am a nineteen-year old student at Monash South Africa doing my second year in Criminology and Public Relations. Like many young people out there, I chose my majors based on inspiration I found from TV programs like The Fixer and How To Get Away With Murder. I did...
Pregnant at 17: all I wanted was to be free

Pregnant at 17: all I wanted was to be free

The time in my life when I felt the most trapped is when I fell pregnant at 17. No one could have prepared me for the looks of disappointment from my family, the echoes of pain in our home, and the sudden feeling of being stagnant, trapped and a victim of my own...
Living With Dyslexia

Living With Dyslexia

My name is Ntombifuthi Khoza and I am 23 years old. My dad named me Ntombifuthi which means “girl again” because I am the youngest of three sisters. Growing up I was more of a tomboy; I played soccer and all of my friends were boys. Apparently when I was a toddler...
Campus Resource

Campus Resource

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