I was 'launched' so to speak, at Artscape's annual Women's Humanity Arts Festival. My new family at Woman Zone had been given many metres of shweshwe fabric by Da Gama Textiles to decorate the truck that would be leading their Women's Humanity Walk - they had quite a bit left over, so they were able to give me a shawl and a doek.....
And just in case you dont know my story as Krotoa.....here it is, in an extract from a book called 'Like Family' by Ena Jansen. This certainly wont be my last incarnation as one of the many women of Cape Town, so if you have any ideas on who else I could be, or you would like to help with future outfits, do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org. Much love, WIRE WOMAN xx
Take two women who've not only plunged the depths of addiction, but written the book and come out the other side in tact - and you have a recipe for some serious wisdom. SARA-JAYNE KING (left) author of Killing Karoline and MELINDA FERGUSON author of Smacked, of Hooked and of Crashed shared some explosive anecdotes and some incisive insight at a Story Cafe last weekend. Just a few memorable quotes: 'Addicts feel very at home with failure.' 'If I'd written a book in active addiction it would have been bullshit.' 'Catharsis is overrated.' 'Once I'd put my darkness into the light - the light spread.' 'The shit doesn't go away just because you've written a book.' 'Use your privilege - go to a clinic.'
And a copy donated to the Woman's Library - received by chief librarian Beryl Eichenberger with love from Flora. Thank you Mama Flora. ps the book is available through Lesedi House Publishers - find them on facebook or through Amazon and other online stores. If you would like a book lunch at the Woman's Library - contact us on email@example.com