Morongoa Masebe

As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to write stories...
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At the tender age of 6 I started writing picture stories in the empty pages of my parents' diaries.

Doing History in high school and learning about the struggle for equality sharpened in me compassion for those who were hard done by, living in circumstances that constantly undermine their humanity. I studied Political Science, with a personal desire to answer nagging questions that I was increasingly having about the black experience in South Africa. I never really got the answers I wanted, but along the way, I have learnt that perhaps the point has always been to open my eyes and keep them open.

The JETStreaming programme provides me with an invaluable opportunity to find, capture and tell stories, call them research and become an expert in that process. Finding innovative ways to contribute to the betterment of the education landscape, and designing interventions, is a work of compassion. It requires us to commit ourselves to use what power we have to influence change for the sake of others, and in collaboration with them. I am a scholar of utopian studies, race and representation, decolonisation and black radical thought. I am a human rights advocate in the making, who dabbles in womanism.