Snapshot: What’s missing from Cape Town’s charming waterfront?

Cape Town's 300-acre Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, "where the city meets the sea" as the tagline goes, is unabashedly built for tourists. I wonder, by who and at what cost? Ads for helicopter rides, scuba diving, whale watching, catamaran sailing, private boat parties and every other tour you can think of are plastered across every … Continue reading Snapshot: What’s missing from Cape Town’s charming waterfront?

Day 6: The winding journey to to Cape Town, and women’s experiences of the TRC

After a night at the Aquila Game Reserve, we took a meandering route back to Cape Town, through the "Karoo" – a semi-desert region. The road ran through valleys formed between massive mountains, dripping head to toe with waterfalls from the recent downpour. At times, the road hugged these giants and our charter bus teetered … Continue reading Day 6: The winding journey to to Cape Town, and women’s experiences of the TRC

Snapshot: Did I mention we had Iftar at a mosque?

More food. I didn't realize it going in, but a good portion of this journey was about food. I'm exaggerating. But I do think the best conversations are had around food, and therefore is an important thing to document. And fine, as delicious as it was, the food was perhaps a smaller detail compared to … Continue reading Snapshot: Did I mention we had Iftar at a mosque?

MLK, Jr. Day 2018: With your help, I’m going to South Africa

Dear friends and family: For the past two years, I’ve worked as a journalist covering politics for The Conversation. I love the work I do, and I believe it is essential to our democracy. But I’ve also felt worn down by the news and frustrated by how divided we’ve become in the U.S. I’ve had … Continue reading MLK, Jr. Day 2018: With your help, I’m going to South Africa