Freelance writer and broadcaster

Current affairs, researching in-depth articles, creative arts, travel, and blogs. My passion is writing dance libretti and I am currently looking for opportunities to work as a dramaturg.

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huffingtonpost.co.za

The Charlatan Life Coach

Life coaching appears to mostly attract people who couldn't be bothered to actually study psychology, and instead want to earn a quick buck.
Image: Laura Harris

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fairlady.com

Coming Home

Published in Fair Lady magazine, Feb 2017. My essay on returning to South Africa after 18 years in America.

World article
skambha-village.org

Skambha Village-Audio

Free audio blogs to listen to now, and podcasts on diverse topics for $1.99.

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niume.com

Living with the Stigma of HIV

A young mother in Mfuleni Township, lives with being HIV positive.

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huffingtonpost.co.za

Arts And Entertainment

We remain a messy and complicated continent and the fight to "decolonize" ourselves reflects the complex range of our humanity.

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perspective-publications.com

Cameroon's Vision

The future of Cameroon, with photos by James Whitlow Delano. Article published in Perspective: Africa, Vol 2, 2016

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niume.com

The Dogs of Mfuleni

Photo essay by Leigh Barrett

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mipj.org

MIPJ 2016: Indigenous Edition - MIPJ: A Nexus of Media ...

The San: The Modern Significance of an Ancient Indigenous Culture

mipj.org

MIPJ 2016: Refugees, IDP's, and Statelessness - MIPJ: A Nexus of ...

The Definitions and Status of Refugees, IPDs, and Stateless Populations.

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Food Security and Land Reform

Published on LinkedIn.
Photos by Jay Naidoo.

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perspective-publications.com

Life On A Seesaw

Transforming South Africa: the role of black empowerment and corrective racism.
Published in Perspective: Africa, Vol 2, 2016.

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niume.com

Home to South Africa

After 18 years in USA, I return home, taking a solo 6-week road trip to get to know South Africa again.
Published on Niume.com

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skambha-village.org

The Place I Dance - by Leigh Barrett — Skambha Village

Disclaimer: I have two left feet. I cannot dance. The rhythm exists in my head, but for some unfathomable reason, it never quite reaches down my legs, getting hung up somewhere in my throat as I hum along, inevitably out of tune.
Photo by Leigh Barrett

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perspective-publications.com

Mining Children

The cost of doing business.
Published in Perspective: Africa, Vol 2, 2016

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perspective-publications.com

This Has To Be Remembered

The events leading to Marikana, including an interview with Rehad Desai. Article published in Perspective: Africa, Vol 1, 2016