Building trust with another human being is challenging under the best of circumstances, but it’s especially difficult when high-risk youths are involved. The stakes are indeed high, and unfortunately many young souls in this country have few places to turn to for support, love and understanding. “[M]any young people have parents who are inadequate role models or who are simply ‘not there’ for their
The Rolling Stone deemed 2016 a “…a bad year” and 2017 the worst to come. This is a sentiment thats shared by many people on the social media verse (see Elle). This is largely due to the events that occurred around the world, such as changes in global politics, civil wars, large refugee displacements, terrorism attacks and the escalating changes in the natural environment.
2016 has been an incredible year in many respects: there have been promising peaks and plenty of depressing valleys, heartwarming highs and challenging lows, but after everything the year has thrown at us we can all still say this: we are still here! And, more importantly, we are still here together. No matter what 2017 may bring, no matter what victories or hardships lie just beyond
I was recently asked what has been my best memory of my adult life in Jo’burg that I had created without including family and friends, and just as I was excitedly ready to give my response I froze. The words escaped me and my mind slowly shut down into a blank space of eternal darkness. It felt like I was in a “mannequin