It’s both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so deeply

Facebook wanted to give me a year in review video; I declined. I didn’t want to share a shitty, posed, composed review of what my life was like this year. Because let’s face it, that’s all social really is right now isn’t it? Filters. Back in England people kept asking me why I would give…

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What Instagram means to me

Hi, I’m @missleilah, and I used to be part of the Instgramers Cape Town community but I’ve since moved to London and am now a London iger. A big moment for me this year was when I got to meet two really amazing girls – @missunderground and @movethemoon (two igers whose work I’ve always admired)…

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Why #FeesMustFall hit home for me: An expat’s view

Activism. I’ve never been involved in it. It’s not that I don’t care. That I’m unconscious. In my bubble. Unaware of what’s really happening in the world. I am well aware. As an expat, it is very hard for me to voice my opinion on what’s happened in South Africa with the students. If the…

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Creativity as a skill: What does it mean?

Before I moved to London, I had no idea that creativity would be my USP. Not so much U, more SP. I’ve always known I was creative; I wouldn’t be in this industry if I wasn’t. And I’ve always known that I wanted to be working in advertising one day. But I come from a small…

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