Well, here's the thing,

You're equally likely to find me backpacking through Rajasthan, doing the samba in Seoul, making umqombothi in the village, or building businesses in Accra. For as long as I can remember, "merging worlds" has been a core part of my identity. 

I'm  just a small town girl

I grew up in South Africa and spent my childhood running around the potholed streets of Mthatha, the capital of a former Apartheid homeland and what one might describe as anything between a mini banana-republic and an exemplar of the crisis-ridden African metropolis.

 

And somehow, I thrived. Never underestimate a childhood spent in forgotten small towns.

... who's seen the whole wide world.

When I was 13, I packed off for girls' boarding school where, amongst other things, I learned to be a lady and discovered my passion for communication. I represented South Africa on national teams for debating and public speaking, and my high school years consequently were a blur of debate boot camps and international oratory competitions.

I went on to study economics and computer science at Minerva, a university that turns education on its head with flipped online classes, experiential learning and global travel. Since then, from Silicon Valley to Tokyo to rural Kenya – plus everywhere in between – my academic and professional focus has been on new ways of doing money.

I'm a co-founder at city3, where we build web3 services for thriving real-world communities. For two and half years before this I was Head of Growth at Zerion, a leading web3 investing platform. Prior still, I pioneered experimental research on cryptocurrencies as universal basic income with Grassroots Economics in Kenya. But enough of this stuff. That's what LinkedIn in is for.

I started this blog/website when I was 17 and it's grown with me as a deeply personal source of creative and intellectual integrity. As I edit this "short bio" for the umpteenth time, I am lying on a narrow mattress in a small room in Paris. It is a cold and dark winter's day. I am twenty three. Croissants make me happy. This year, my biggest source of emotional support came from Russian literature. I love to cook for people and dance salsa and doodle 💃🏻

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