A place where I get to share about the things I’m curious and passionate about: personal development, gender equity, diversity & inclusion, injustice, and public policy.
I wear many hats.
I am a public policy enthusiast; currently employed as an economist/policy analyst for a state government.
I am also a PhD Candidate at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales; undertaking research examining the role of Australian Housing and Homelessness NGO Peak bodies in policy.
In my “spare time” I serve as a mentor for young girls aged 11- 15 at my local church, write and am involved in a variety of exciting community related endeavours.
Why I Blog?
I have always wanted to write and I love sharing about what I have found useful from my professional and personal experiences! I also enjoy provoking thoughts in the right kind of way!
I used to think my writing journey would begin in the Zimbabwean heartland, under the shade of a strong Southern African tree as in the literature I had read. The Baobab tree would have been difficult to locate and I never like the name “Musasa” so I thought it would have been a Mopane which is iconic (in parts of southern Africa) for its butterfly shaped leaves, Mopane worms (amacimbi), and its termite resistant wood which is good for carpentry, construction and firewood.
I never got the opportunity to sit and write under the shade of a tree in the motherland. Instead, I find myself on an entirely different continent and embarking on this journey in virtual space. Perhaps in a not too distant future I may be afforded the opportunity to write under one such tree. In the meantime, I will make do with what I have and imagine myself seated on Mopane Couch whenever I write.
As for who I am?
I am Eugenia Fadzai Marembo & I’d love to hear your thoughts too.
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