A breakdown of what it feels like to have an Ectopic Pregnancy and how we’re learning to deal with it. Hope it helps someone.

This year, 2020, has been challenging in so many ways it’s unbelievable. First we moved states during the worst Australian bushfires in years, started a new job which was extremely demanding, COVID-19 got out of hand, lost my job, found out I was pregnant, then discovered it’s an Ectopic Pregnancy.

I was already terrified of starting a family and wanted to enjoy my DINK years (Dual Income, No Kids) for as long as possible, maybe forever. I removed the Implanon contraceptive late 2019, and had been to several consultations to try the Copper IUD as I wanted something completely non-hormonal for a change. …


African Girls Have Creative Dreams Too…

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I used to love art as a child. I’d spend hours drawing and painting with limited resources in my hometown, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

My family was not very supportive of this passion, so it always felt like I was doing something wrong.

This made me feel too scared to ask for paint, drawing paper, or anything close to creative even as a birthday gift. That meant I drew mostly on old cereal boxes that got thrown out and looked forward to the new year so I could get my biggest “canvas” — last year’s calendar!

I went to the Dominican Convent School in Bulawayo from Grade 1 through to U6 where my art journey started. …


A tribute about the death of 19-year-old South African student one year ago.

If you haven’t heard the story of Uyinene Mrwetyana, watch a video below detailing this highly troubling example of Femicide in South Africa. My thoughts on this will follow below the video…

YouTube video by Banele Ndlovu

I left South Africa 7 years ago after having lived there for close to a decade. It was just as scary to be a woman living there then as it is now.

It baffles me how NOTHING has changed and men continue assaulting and murdering women. I am angry because that could have been me, my sisters or my friends.

When I moved to Australia, one of the first things I remember noticing was how SAFE it felt. …

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Skye Harrison

Digital Marketer + Visual Artist + Writer // Zimbabwean living in Australia sharing honest musings through an identity crisis.

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