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.
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I will be back tomorrow when my autumn bucket list.
Hope you have a wonderful evening.