Honey Makwakwa - Sangoma, model, actress, and stylist
LESSON #3: ENTERING EMSAMO
Makwakwa’s morning routine is deeply connected with who she is as a sangoma. “After washing my face and brushing my teeth, ngingena emsamo ngivusele, ngithandaze.” She enters the sanctified place in her home where she connects with her ancestors.
LESSON #4: BELIEF AND ACCEPTANCE
As rooted as Makwakwa is in who she is, she is also a person who is at peace with learning to embrace change. Her most unshakable belief, she says, is “that this will also change. Nothing can stay the same. Nothing. Even rocks change shape.”
LESSON #5: DEALING WITH NEGATIVITY
Being confident in who she is and what she believes helps her remain placid, even in the face of negativity from others. Her solution to dealing with such challenges is a breezy type of stoicism: “Stay calm, keep it moving,” she says.