Freelance Writing

I'm a freelance writer. Opinion pieces, essays, analysis, and content writing. My areas of interest include feminism, queer issues, healing, sexual health and pleasure, pop culture, race, social justice, sexual assault, mental illness and digital media.

View writing here as well as on my blog

Available for freelance writing assignments.


Frank, with Janine and Tshego

 

Feminism, pop culture, hip hop, real talk.

I was approached to be a co-host by Janine Jellars, who conceptualised the one-hour feminist podcast in 2015. We release a new episode every week and discuss everything that has happened in pop culture, highlighting the slay of Black womxn as well as sharing information on self-care and -love. 

Frank has been profiled in the following publications:

ELLE South Africa

Marie Claire South Africa 

Destiny Magazine

Live Mag

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Doing The Most

A CV of sorts. 

2017

  • Organised an international conference as an International Justice Programme Consultant at the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation. The conference, titled 'Accountability for Sexual and Gender-based Violence: Successes, Challenges, Narratives, and Ommissions' was attended by international lawyers, academics and activists. 
  • Co-wrote an article on narratives of sexual violence and accountability with Kelly-Jo Bluen. The article highlights the project findings that more diversified approaches and frameworks to sexual violence ought to be encouraged.
  • Profiled by The Shine Project SA in recognition of contributions to gender justice in South Africa. 
  • Facilitated a workshop entitled, "Free Space: It's time for womxn to talk about sex" in which I focused on issues of consent. The workshop was hosted by Iranti, a queer human rights visual media organisation. 
  • Radio and TV appearances:
    • Daily Thetha - Club culture (and rape culture within the space)
    • SA FM - The Challenges Young Women Face Living Life In A Partriachal World
  • Freelance writing - MTV Shuga, Mail & Guardian Friday, The Citizen, S Mag, 10and5 and w24. All my writing can be viewed here
  • Ran a workshop on consent to students at the University of the Free State as part of the student-organised Anti Rape Culture March. 
  • Founded Thembekile Stationery

2015 - 2016

  • Social Media Manager at McCann Johannesburg.
  • Freelance writer - Marie Claire South Africa, Huffington Post and 10and5. 
  • Programme Consultant in International Justice at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
    • Organised a side event at the 15th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 'The Bemba Ruling and Beyond: Accountability for Sexual Violence at the ICC'.
  • Published a paper entitled 'Deaf women’s lived experiences of their constitutional rights in South Africa' in Feminist Journal Agenda.
  • Presented at the Decolonising Feminism Conference hosted by the Wits Diversity Centre. My presentation focus on the experiences of Deaf womxn in South Africa, highlighting education, domestic violence and healthcare. 
  • Radio, podcasts and TV appearance: 
    • Motswako - Sexual health and pleasure
    • The Big Debate - Reproductive health
    • Power FM - Safe sex and pleasure for queer womxn
    • HOLA Africa - Femme flagging and Femme Invisibility

2013 - 2014

  • Community Manager at Fogg Experiential Design. 
  • Completed BA (hons) in South African Sign Language at the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Joined Cerebra as a mid-level Community Manager. 

Brands I've worked on

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