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. 

  • Freelance writing - Mail & Guardian Friday, MTV Shuga, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan SA. All my writing can be viewed here.  
  • Freelance digital marketing - First National Bank, Knorr, J.C Le Roux, Edblo and Green Building Council South Africa.
  • Online Reputation Management, Analytics and Reporting for SBV Services.
  • Workshops and talks:
    • Workshopped 'Practical feminism' at Youth Lab's Feminist Roundtable on Gender and Land.
  • Panels and launches:
    • 'What does feminism look like in 2018?' panel, investigating the challenges and successes of modern feminism, with Jen Thorpe (Feminism Is), Helen Moffett (Feminism Is). Chaire by Carol Mashigo (The Yearning) at Franschhoek Literary Festival. 
    • Chaired 'How I'm me' panel, discussing the meaning of gender in terms of political and
      social identity, with Siya Khumalo (You Have to be Gay to Know God), Christi
      van der Westhuizen (Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa) at Franschhoek Literary Festival.
    • Chaired 'My body's business', speaking on sex positivity without fear or shame, with Emma Sadleir (Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones: A Teenager's Online Survival Guide), Angela Makholwa (The Blessed Girl), Zinzi Clemmons (What We Lose).
    • Interviewed Siya Khumalo at his Johannesburg launch of You Have to be Gay to Know God.

2018


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. Report is here
  • 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. 
  • Workshops:
    • Facilitated, 'Free Space: It's time for womxn to talk about sex' focusing on issues of consent. The workshop was hosted by Iranti, a queer human rights visual media organisation. 
    • Consent workshops for students at the University of the Free State as part of the student-organised Anti Rape Culture March. 
  • Appeared in The Sex Positive Interview Sessions speaking on consent.
  • 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
  • Founded Thembekile Stationery

 

2015 - 2016

  • Social Media Manager at McCann Johannesburg.
  • Freelance writing - 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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