“They see it (Africa) as violent, corrupt, and poverty-stricken. Yes, there is all of the above, particularly poverty, the like of which we can scarcely imagine. But there is also great beauty and immense richness of spirit.” -Jessica Hilltout Over the past five months or so I have seen great beauty in all that Cape Town has […]

“Art is an excellent vehicle for children to use to express their emotions.”  -Sibyl O’Thearling, Cynthia Ann Bickley-Green After months researching, fundraising, and planning, The Art for Action Community Gallery Event was held at The Worldart Gallery on Saturday. Although everything was a bit rushed and chaotic, the event itself was a huge success. Over the […]

“The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” -Conan O’Brien  Classes are over, finals are beginning, and the end of my study abroad program is near. The much anticipated CIEE program final dinner was held on Friday night at a quaint wine estate. For most of us, this event marked the […]

“Don’t exist. Live. Get out, explore. Thrive. Challenge authority. Challenge yourself. Evolve. Change forever. Become who you say you always will. Keep moving. Don’t stop.” -Brian Krans Saturday- The forecast read: 80 degrees, sunny and pleasant. Myself and seven of my friends quickly decided to take full advantage of the nice weather and go sandboarding for the day. Around 2:00pm we were picked up […]

“We are all creative. Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far. Our brains are wired to be creative, and the only thing stopping you from expressing the creativity that is your birthright is your belief that there are creative people and uncreative people and that you fall in […]

“Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.” -Judith Viorst Needless to say, yesterday myself and ten of my friends went on a wine tour. About forty minutes away from Cape Town […]

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” -Robert Louis Stevenson I am currently sitting at the Yabonga office in Wynberg, a suburb about fifteen minutes away from my house. For the past hour I have been struggling with how to structure the weekly Art for Action youth workshops. So what […]