A Year of Gratitude — reclamation magazine

Featured Illustration: Ann Chen A year ago, soon after I returned from an emotionally exhausting Civil Rights trip to the USA, I had the opportunity to take stock at a women’s retreat that I attended. 1,352 more words

A Year of Gratitude — reclamation magazine

A Portrait of Respectability — reclamation magazine

Many years ago, my grandmother took her two children off to a photographic studio to have their portraits taken. In the fragile photograph that is now more than 80 years old, my father poses on an oversized chair, slightly leaning into his older sister who is standing next to him. 883 more words

A Portrait of Respectability — reclamation magazine

Reflections on Heritage Day in South Africa — reclamation magazine

As I scrolled through posts on social media about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), I noticed that she wore her iconic white beaded collar in the majority of the images. 803 more words

Reflections on Heritage Day in South Africa — reclamation magazine

Building a Post-COVID Community — reclamation magazine

Featured Illustration: Brian Stauffer Within a few days of Nelson Mandela’s birthday this year (18 July), Andrew Mlangeni, the last surviving member of the Rivonia trial (the trial that led to the imprisonment of Mandela and his eight co-accused in 1963-64), died here in South Africa (21 July). 758 more words

Building a Post-COVID Community — reclamation magazine

The Joy of Being Human — reclamation magazine

Joy has been popping up in my feeds a lot lately. One of the more recent posts was an image of a jazz musician, Jon Batiste, playing freedom songs and hymns on a joyfully decorated upright piano at a protest march in New York. 972 more words

The Joy of Being Human — reclamation magazine

The Breath That Connects Us — reclamation magazine

Featured Artwork: Feroze Alam In the same week that George Floyd was so callously killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, I attended a webinar celebrating Africa Month and what it meant to be African. 635 more words

The Breath That Connects Us — reclamation magazine