I started this blog to share my thoughts, ideas and musings on life. Through the sharing of my own journey I hope to plant seeds of hope and or inspiration in other’s lives. The name ‘Dandelion days’ is very symbolic for me. The dandelion and its seeds represent something of growth, and how when blown on, the seeds scatter – symbolizing how from pain comes growth.
In 2009 I went through a horrifying and life changing experience. This experience not only changed my life but it also gave me a total new view on life and everything in it.
I am a rape survivor, public speaker, documentary film maker, TV presenter, writer, believer, teacher, sister, daughter and friend.
In October 2009 my boyfriend at the time (now ex) and I were hijacked, robbed and abducted. During this process I was brutally gang raped. It has been a very intricate journey of hurting and healing for me. Nearly 5 years later, I now feel ready to share my story, with the hope of imparting and impacting the lives of others.
I have studied performing arts, film and TV production and teaching in Speech & Drama.
I have co-presented a TV show for children broadcasted nationally on SABC 3, called Garbage Gallery. It focused on educating children to look after their environment.
I am totally blessed with an amazing Heavenly Father, a family support system and gems of friends!
I have a passion for life and its Creator! When it is nearly taken from you, you realise what a gift it is!
I love : genuine, passionate people, unconditional love, grace, adventure, roadtrips, chocolate, travelling, arty movies, foreign cultures, humour & wit, sushi, accents, spicy food, girls nights out, bows, chai tea, ribbons, poems, buttons, picnicking, dancing like a maniac, cameras, singing at the top of my lungs, theatre, cupcakes, shoes, hugs, lots of hugs, Jesus, family, friends, humilty, kindness, compassion, generosity, Audrey Hepburn, liquorice, surprise notes, getting a parcel in the post, miracles, nature, sequins, cocktails, flowers, and last but certainly not least being alive:)
I dislike: self centred perspectives, racism, brussel sprouts, bad hair days, men with no manners, ladies with no manners, allergies, crocs, mosquitos, a bad movie, liars, darkness….