Sunday 31 July 2016


This week I realised that when the time to leave comes I will be a much stronger person than I am at the moment. Some of the women at the shelter have endured such horrific experiences beyond belief and I often find myself being part lawyer part counsellor, or even just a friend. I'm struggling to detach work from my personal emotions. 

Despite often feeling drained I am grateful for the lessons I have already learnt and experiences that I have had whilst being here.  Living in Scotland most of my life had clouded my perception of what life is like in other countries beyond what is shown in the media.  Being here I am reminded that there is still much work to be done in the world. 

Wednesday 20 July 2016


So after three flights and a very suspicious looking airport, I finally arrived in Cape Town.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have an internship here to do legal aid work to help women and children who are victims of domestic violence and substance abuse. 

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