The Liebster Award

So I was nominated for a Liebster Award. I felt like I had won an Oscar until I realised it was mainly a way to get new blogs some traction (which is pretty cool – I won’t lie). It’s also nominated by your peers (so fellow bloggers such as, etc etc).

I was given the nod by Paradox – the Blog and here are my dashing answers

  • What is the strangest thing you’ve encountered? ( A person, an experience, a story)
    One of the strangest things I’ve had to deal with, happened in my first year. I was a res kid at Rhodes University living on the ground floor. One night (or early morning) I heard tapping on my window. I thought it was one of my friends, until I saw it was a guy! A very drunk one, I might add who I didn’t know from a bar of soap. Long story short, he tried to put his hand through my window and demanded that I opened the door to let him in. Turned out he had been harassing a girl at our res and was convinced that A) she was his wife and B) he had seen Colin Farrell at one of the bars in town. Yeah, right.
  • What is your favorite food?
    Anything prawn or avo-related, really.
  • What do you value in a friend / what do you think makes  a good friend?
    Honesty, loyalty and a sense of humour. As well as the ability to give some logical advice when I need it. I view my friends as extensions of who I am (somewhat) and I think a real, honest and kind friend is worth their weight in gold
  • What was the best book you’ve read, and why?
    I have many but probably Tithe by Holly Black. Her writing was the sheer essence of what I needed at fifteen and gave me the courage to be myself.
  • If there was one mythical/ fantasical / non-existent thing/ invention or creature that you wished existed, what would it be?
    Probably dragons because Khaleesi tendencies.
  • How would you define beautiful?
    It’s anything you want it to be. You can curate what you find to be aesthetically pleasing and look up to that. Or whatever
  • Who inspires you, and why?
    I think I’m inspired by a host of women and men, to be honest. It changes all the time. I can find inspiration in the way someone cooks or puts an item together. I have found myself drawn to people who represent themselves unapologetically and  have entered the world swingin’. I guess it depends on my mood.
  • What are your thoughts on feminism?
    Essential, intersectional and filled with potential. It’s changed my life.
  • What is one thing that you wish you could change about yourself, and why?
    I don’t think I really would change anything. I’m healthy and pretty rad.
    What’s not to love?
  • Where is your favorite place to be, and why?
    In bed. With a book. Oh, and nothing to do
  • If you had to wear just one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    All black, baby. I’m a bruja for life.

I’m in the process of writing up questions for my nominees and notifying them.  

– A

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