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My Family

I am Thozama and I am 30 years old with two children a boy and a girl, the older one is 10 years and the youngest is 2 years, both of them are HIV negative, that makes me very happy in my life. I am...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 2nd November, 2011

Ndingu Mama ~ I am a Woman

My name is Noloyiso.  I have a lovely daughter (21 years) and also I am a single mum: so it is quite hard to raise a child alone.  My boyfriend passed away when I was two months pregnant...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 1st November, 2011

SA Friday 28th

Opposite is a picture of the little girl who was kind enough to pose for me in Khayelitsha last Friday, on one of the bridges, as we stopped for a breather.  We spent the day there in the...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 31st October, 2011

Sunday in the Studio

Sunday Drawing........

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 30th October, 2011

Sunday in the Studio

It has been stormy in Cape Town the last few days, but I have had a lovely day creating in the studio today, well lovely might not be quite the right word....... It is always a challenge when...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 30th October, 2011

Filming in Khayelitsha

We are up early today to go filming in the township. Yesterday it was filming interviews in the studio, Cliff Bestall is the film Director, so far all went well. It is stormy here at the moment so...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 28th October, 2011

My Story

My Story My name is Bongiwe Mba, 36 years old, born in Guglethu. In 2001 I was diagnosed with HIV. It is not easy coming out because of stigma and discrimination so at the time I disclose to my...

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Posted by , 26th October, 2011

The Man from Khayelitsha

The Group are all back in the studio today, so love and laughter fills the space again. I showed Thobani the drawing I have done of him, which will eventually form a part of a much larger...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 26th October, 2011

The Strong Man of Khayelitsha

I was in the studio alone today for the first time, a day to reflect on everything that has happened so far. I was drawn to paint portraits, perhaps as a means of being able to think about each of...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 25th October, 2011

Handspring Puppets

We were all absolutely charmed by Adrian Kohler of Handspring puppets yesterday as he toured us around his workshop/studio. I am sure most of you reading this blog will know of,...

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Posted by , 22nd October, 2011