Friday, January 21, 2011

I Came. So Saw. And So I Speak.

The Two Os Fashion Loves. First Ladies Jackie O and Michelle O, In India. Image: Getty Images.
I came. I saw and I spoke. Was so delighted to connect at the UN Youth Assembly with fellow South African and Fulbright Scholar, Nomsa Mazwai. Yes, as in Mazwai sister of our beloved beautiful bellower, Thandiswa Mazwai, as in daughter of the Mazwai family, who actually lived in the same neighborhood as my childhood home.  Small world, right? And one filled with some seriously fierce women that make go, WoW! Nomsa is all of twenty-something and has already written a must-read book (can't wait to get my mind deep in a copy)--Sai Sai, Little Girl and alongside larger than life figures such as President Kenneth Kaunda. Will def be hearing more from this wonder woman.

Layla Love In The Raw. Image: Allison Kramer. 

And then there was also Layla Love (birth name!)--a wonderful photographer art spirit whose fire white eyes are electrifying. And the great dame of it all was Ms. Gillian Sorensen, who came over from the 50th anniversary of President JFK's inauguration.  This is the woman whose husband penned JKF's most quoted line, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country", but to hear her speak is really to understand where the inspired poet/writer's inspiration was born. For more cool nerd stuff about the day, visit my grown up blog at Social Edge, Africa's Moment.

1 comment:

  1. I saw you speak at the assembly, you were phenomenal!