Author: Anneke Roux

Fighting Darkness with the Magic of Vulnerability

Fighting Darkness with the Magic of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is my favourite superpower.This past month everything I tried to avoid during lockdown (basically a massive mental breakdown) happe [...]
Black Lives Matter: What My Baby Brother Taught Me About White Privilege

Black Lives Matter: What My Baby Brother Taught Me About White Privilege

When I was 15 my parents decided to become foster parents, again.It felt like less than a month after the very easy, family decision to welcome a [...]
Back to School, but Not Back to Reality

Back to School, but Not Back to Reality

In the words of my headmaster, we made it through the first week of school (post-lockdown). We made it –but it was strange, difficult, exciting, fear- [...]
My Mental Health Struggles Are Not About You, But Here’s How You Can Help

My Mental Health Struggles Are Not About You, But Here’s How You Can Help

It’s mental health awareness month and I’ve been trying to figure out how I can put these thoughts on paper for the last 28 days. With the deadline [...]
The Hilarious, Cringeworthy And Bizarre World of Tinder

The Hilarious, Cringeworthy And Bizarre World of Tinder

I might not share my bed with anyone due to my bad luck with online dating, but at least I can share some cool stories with you. [...]
Breaking the Monotony With Moments Of Awareness

Breaking the Monotony With Moments Of Awareness

I had an intense sexual moment with a fig. And then I laughed. I truly enjoyed this moment. A moment in which I was so aware of my humanity, my femini [...]
Monstera Deliciosa: A Story Of Hope

Monstera Deliciosa: A Story Of Hope

You might be asking why I’ve decided to tell you about a plant. I’m telling you about a plant, because it’s the very first plant I bought. And just a [...]
What Losing My Father Taught Me About Grief (And What Nobody Tells You)

What Losing My Father Taught Me About Grief (And What Nobody Tells You)

A close friend of mine recently experienced a great loss and it shook me to the core. I was sad for her, the pain I knew she would have to face, the l [...]
Conquering Mountains: A Story About Exposure

Conquering Mountains: A Story About Exposure

I was coerced into hiking up a mountain on New Years Eve, and when I say coerced, I mean my friends made me commit when I was just a little too tipsy [...]
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