I prefer hot chocolate #40

I prefer hot chocolate #40


Happy Tuesday I hope you are all well. Today has been a busy day and honestly in the rest of my week is just insanely busy but that doesn’t mean I have some amazing content on the way for you!

Tonight is the very last interview in my series and I actually really sad about. I will have a place up next Tuesday with the links to all 40 interviews and a little thank you message with them too but until then I hope you enjoy my very last one.

Thandeka Dube’s Interview

1. Introduce yourself, what is your name?

  • I’m Thandeka Dube, a 17 year old South African young woman. I am an aspiring journalist and I’ll be starting my first year of college at New Mexico State University studying Journalism & Mass Communications.
  • My desire to become a journalist stemmed from my compassion for young women, mainly of colour. In my experience, I feel like they’re are undermined, overlooked and under valued in certain cultures. So, as a journalist I aim to empower, uplift them and show them and others that they are powerful, phenomenal, intelligent and incredibly capable.
  • Another reason, is to showcase the depth and importance of the arts and various aspects of culture.

2. What made you want to start a blog?

  • I wanted to start a blog for the reasons mentioned above, journalism, young women, the arts and culture.

3. What inspired your blog name?

  • Honestly, I’m not sure. I attempted to come up with a cool name and I thought of African Tea. Basically, I am African and tea is good for you, like my blog, I guess. I’m still not settled on the name though. Suggestions would be great. 🙂

4. Do you think your blog has been a success?

  • In terms of content, the Instagram page and offers to contribute to websites, I think yes. It’s doing way better than I expected. It’s doing great! And it’s all thanks to God.

5. How do you spend your day to day life when you are not blogging?

  • I recently started an internship at a Social Media Marketing company so my weekdays have been consumed with that for now. Until the end of June.

6. Who knows about your blog and are they supportive?

  • My friends, mentors, parents and one cousin. Yes, they’ve been incredibly supportive. From journalist mentors giving me blog series ideas (e.g. W is for woman) to offering to grammar/ spell check my articles to parents paying for my photo shoots and encouraging to continue my blog when I wasn’t motivated. They’ve been a great support.

7. If you wasn’t blogging, what do you think you would be doing?

  • Nothing. Or maybe, YouTubing? I’m not really sure.

8. What/who inspires your new posts?

  • Where I want to see myself as a journalist 10 years from now.

9. Do you have any social media links you would like to share?

10. What is your blogging goal for the next 5 years?

  • I would like my blog to become a place of peace, freedom and joy for people around the world through the sharing of stories, triumphs and works of art. Where everyone voice can be heard and not judged. A community of love, basically.

Thank you so much Thandeka for taking part in the series it was so lovely to get to know you! I really hope you enjoyed taking part.

Thank you so much for Reading I hope you have enjoyed this post, head on over to Thankdeka’s sites and show her a lot of love.

If you have enjoyed this post be sure to leave me a like and comment a series you would like me to take part in.

I will be back tomorrow when my autumn bucket list.

Hope you have a wonderful evening.


A x



  1. October 3, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Thank you Alanna! It was an honor to take part in the series 🙂

  2. October 3, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I really like this idea. Would love to start something like this on my blog.

    • October 3, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you, you should definitely do it! I’d love to take part 😉 xx

      • October 3, 2018 / 4:55 pm

        Thank you for this support. Now I definitely have to start it..

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