Let me start by saying this. This post is an open letter to all the women and young ladies out there getting it, hustling day and night, trying to make a name for themselves. I applaud you. I applaud the women who have been through it all and kept it moving. I applaud you my mom for basically just dealing with me, I applaud my sister, the road has been rough and your smile never seemed to fade – I have high hopes that I could be a just half the woman you are one day. You are all QUEENS.
So let’s get straight to it.
I’ve been reading a book by Sophia Amaruso titled #GIRLBOSS. This is her first book about her success story. She is the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal. In the beginning of her book she makes this statement : “A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” – To me this makes sense. Sophia wasn’t ordinary. She was every bit uncommon. She worked mediocre day jobs and was broke. She started off her business by selling clothes which she’d purchased at thrift stores, calling them ‘vintage’ on eBay, people saw a spark in her, she since has become A 100 million dollar plus online fashion retailer. She’s real and brutally honest about her success. Since I read this book – I like to think of myself as a GIRLBOSS. My favorite line from this book is : “Treat your thoughts like dollar bills. Don’t waste ’em.” 🙌💸 Even though most people out there might not think I have much going for myself, I know I’ve come a long way. And I know there are many ladies who can say the same thing. This book is definitely a must read. And to those who have already read it – feel free to let me know what you thought of it. I got mine at Takealot – not too pricey – reference the book title in the search block.
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My favorite female poet of late would definitely be the late MAYA ANGELOU. An acclaimed author , poet, activist and storyteller. truly an inspirational woman. I remember first hearing one of her poems in Madea’s movies. Growing up I used to dabble around with poetry, I remember reading some good poems. I was never able to write anything great though. But one can never say never, right. I might just become the next great poet. Maya Angelou was born April 4th, which means we’re of the same star sign. So it could be one of those “meant to be” things. I’ve Always wanted to buy one of her books but never seemed to get down to it. But My favorite poem by Maya Angelou would be – Still I Rise. I think this poem is totally fitting for women’s month also another poem – WOMAN WORK, although highly contradicting to the 20th century female – it reminds us what we came from. Women have definitely evolved. And this mere fact makes me proud to be a woman.
One thing I definitely feel the need to talk about is music. In South Africa I don’t feel that women get enough recognition, this could definitely be an issue! A field crowded by and predominantly male, this young lady definitely set the standard quite high up. So a friend of mine had somewhat informed me of this lovely young woman – and of course I am grateful that he has.
TSAKI TOXI ZIBI – a South African born sought after female DJ of 22 years, goes by the name “DJ ToxZibi”.
This lady is Known for Her envelope-pushing blend of Tech and Deep House, also having been featured on International and Domestic airwaves and platforms. One would say she’s a Blossoming star on the rise and a force to be reckoned with !
•She is Part of a DJ society at the University of Johannesburg called the ‘UjMixxMasters’ – the aim of the society is to teach and groom future pioneers.
•DJ ToxZibi has Played in around GP, club scenes including Bannister Hotel & Kitcheners (Braamfontein) , Stones (Melville), Shaguma Garden Cafe` ,Capello (Midrand) and House 22 (Pretoria).
•She has been Guest to events hosted by DeepJunkys, Royal Entertainment, Orbit Fridays, Sunday Phola, GroundRoots RealSundays, PLASTIC PEOPLE & DEEPTekhishi & Keys In Space, House22SoundSoDeepMondays.
•She’s also Featured in various podcasts including Pleasures Of Intimacy, House365Radio and has also been on Metro Fm’s Urban Beat for the 2014 & 2015 Women’s Month edition consecutively, Voice of Wits (VOWfm), Experimental House Sessions & Deeper Shades of House show #466 & Deep Orgasm Podcast show #49
•She’s a Blender of Rare & Raw Deep, Tech & Soulful Rods.
•Played alongside International heavy weights from the Deep Inspiration Show ( Rene` Jazzman Wolski & Konstantin Olias) & Gloria Bulsara (Gilbes Music, Switzerland)
“Influenced by many, mentored by a few.”
For those of you on the East Rand – She’s coming your way on the 5th September. Witness the talent for yourself!
Also on the 25th September – You could cross paths with this lovely lady All the way in KZN!
Give her an add on Facebook and check out her latest gigs. (Tsaki ZIBI Tixi)
Lastly – I hope that the month August has been a great one for all you ladies! For the last time this year – Happy women’s month! ❤️❤️❤️
Love and light to all! 🙏🏽