MY WORLDVIEW (MEIN WELTBILD)

So think as if your every thought were to be etched in fire upon the sky for all and everything to see, for so, in truth, it is. –Book of Mirdad.

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Thanks to John Kehoe for making me realise the ability the brain has in his book titled MIND POWER into the 21st century.

The discovery was amazing.

I may not know all the greatest theories in the world but, what I know for sure is that: A single unaided thought hasn’t much power, through repetition the thought can become concentrated and directed, and its force can be magnified many times. The more the thought is repeated the more the energy and power it generates, and the more readily it is able to manifest itself.

You probably are wondering how it applies in reality. Kehoe points out an illustration: “picture magnifying glass through which the sun’s rays pass. If the magnifying glass is moved about from spot to spot, the power of sun’s rays is diffused and not apparent. If, however, the magnifying glass is held still and focused correctly at the proper height, those same rays become concentrated, and that diffused light suddenly becomes a powerful force enough to ignite a fire”.

So it is with our thoughts.

Pay attention to your thoughts and direct them accordingly. Your life is entirely of your own making, so look at how you are living.

You claim you want financial abundance, yet you are constantly bemoaning your lack of money and how expensive things are.

Perhaps you want change, it will not happen because you want it badly or simply by working hard. Hoping for something different will not have any effect.

You will always remain where you are unless- and it’s a big unless you- you change your thinking.

Your mind creates your reality.

GENDER NINJAS

Gender Ninja

Hi to all the gender ninjas in the world.

My greeting come all the way from South Africa.

If you are not conscious of the urban or rather the contemporary lexicon that liberated many of us across the globe to be comfortable in our skin and more importantly, to be able to avoid discrimination arising from the impression that there are social roles for which one gender is more suited than the other.

Do not to worry. I aim to school you.

As my point of departure, I will explain what a gender ninja is. A gender ninja is a person who’s gender is indecipherable (not able to be read or understood). More often gender ninjas are associated with homosexuals.

The word gender ninja in my understanding is also interlinked with the now becoming known formal pronounce Mx., which means one who does not identify themselves as female or male, but as gender neutral rather.

I am one of those people. I am a gender ninja. I am gender neutral and I advocate for it.

I have come to reach a point and stage in my life where I am tired of explaining this and that. More particularly about my sexual orientation and questions about who I regard myself. And insults about what is justified as not an African act and a religious and social misconduct.

Today, someone bumped on me and suddenly started a conversation about gender. All of sudden. Not like I mind. This is one of the topics I no longer find sensitive. Perhaps once upon a time. This stranger who bumped on me…after a short conversation then said to me “But why does a lovely and beautiful lady like you choose to be gay?”

I paused. I knew I had to. I just slowly said: “Who literally would wake up one morning and choose such a burden? Who on earth would choose mockery and a daily bread and soda drink of prejudice?”

It does not make sense to me. But nonetheless…my intentions were not to depress you. BUT, to let you know that on Tuesday It was my very first time I filled in a form or application in South Africa that accommodated me as a gender neutral individual. I found this very liberating, amazing and a really worth to share story.

For the first time I proudly applied as who I believe to be, a gender neutral individual.

I am no Miss. I am not Mr. I am gender neutral. I am not all about gender distinctions.

I am Mx. Lebo Mokoena

Xoxo,

Lebo

 

 

INSTAGRAM HEAD HONCHOS

BY AMANDA SONO & LEBOGANG MOKOENA

Instagram is not just a community of more than 300 million who capture and share the world’s moments on the service. But, it is a platform which develops talent. Young people showcase their work and to a greater extent, make a living out of Instagram.

Starting small is going big. Gareth Pon (28) is one such young individual.

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Gareth featuring Rulane at 7th street, Melville

He has accumulated a following of more than 200 000 followers on this global photo-sharing app. He is proclaimed Africa’s top Instagramer, Samsung’s electronics 2015 digital imaging brand ambassador and founder of Instagramer South African Community. He has a unique approach of storytelling through photography, using social media Instagram as a means to do so. Gareth’s role within the community involves coaching the local potential of Instagram, seeing communities grow first hand while developing the medium of mobile photography. “Initially, I started it to discover Jo’burg. I feel like there is a negative connotation around the city and I started using it as a way to tell a different perspective. A perspective of what the city is”, he says. Some of his work include short films such Wildly Innocent.

Another Instagram head honcho is Alessio a.k.a Fonz (37), who is born and raised in Pretoria prominent for his superb works on the cyber space Instagram.

Jonz smiles at the camera before his photo endeavors.

Jonz smiles at the camera before his photo endeavors.

He is the founder of Visual Eyes, a company that deals with visual and social content.

It all started with him being a typical Instagrammer , well like an ordinary person who Instagrams- taking pictures then upload them- but because of his creative and eye grabbing photography with his iPhone 4S and camera, he happened to make success out of a social platform.  He started shooting random pictures, and uploading them on Instagram not knowing that was the start of a new career. “It all started with Instagram. When my work really started improving, people took notice. They started asking me to cover events for them. The content that I shoot almost always goes to Instagram and social networks”

A collage of Alessio's captured images.

                        A collage of Alessio’s captured images.