So, next time you walk past a Spectacle Hut at the mall, remember that A BLACK WOMAN DID THAT! And you know what, you are just as capable of doing that… Whatever it may be.

THE PAD-ME-UP EDITION

DW Fastrack, the PAD-ME-UP Edition (06)

EDITOR’S NOTE

Fastrack November

HEY GIRL!

WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, PLEASE DONATE A PACK OF PADS?

Ah, it feels like it’s been years! October was not the best month for our ED team – we’ve lost a fabulous friend, eCo-worker, awesome designer and an even better writer, Tema “Tems” (Lelato) Ngoako. She was especially instrumental in helping us execute our launch Issue back in April. Thank you for showing up for this strange friend-of-a-friend who you owed nothing, rest easy Tems.

Pad-Me-Up, pretty cool right? In this Edition, you’ll meet Sheila, a woman on a mission to help end Period Poverty… Something we should all aspire to contribute to, however indirectly. Her story is on page 21.

Speaking of current affairs, what’s happening to Miss SA Lalela (I know, she knows the Law and should know better) is just, ugh man. I hope this awful L won’t make her reign a prolonged nightmare – it would be so unfortunate, her mission statement was solid! That being said, I won’t soon forget how the Organisation threw her under the bus to burn alone. It’s just tragic… Everything.

I’ve said this before but again, no one in this Edition is out of their depth – there aren’t enough Editions to ever fully celebrate black women. So, next time you walk past a Spectacle Hut at the mall, remember that A BLACK WOMAN DID THAT! And you know what, you are just as capable of doing that… Whatever it may be.

Best,