Writing is a way for all voices to be heard. That is the principle belief of the Jakes Gerwel Foundation whose goal it is to give those voices help and support through a programme of writing retreats. It’s the legacy of academic activist and linguist the late Jakes Gerwel. Well-established and multi-disciplined writer Rachelle Greef has made an art of mentoring up-coming writers. She is one of the mentors chosen for the Foundations writing retreat this year. Here she shares tips, advice and experience.
In this Lupus Awareness month of May, a young woman describes in a book called Crazy Became Me, how this unpredictable disease took hold of her life. Lupus (meaning wolf) is so called because centuries ago it was said the rash looks like a wolf bite.