The wonderings and wanderings of Dakin and Company

Tag: Storytelling
[A post I wrote for SoulSeekers] In the last moments before our annual sunset, I can’t help myself but sit in the warm glow of dusk and reflect on what’s been. Numerologically, 2017 was the first year of a new cycle. It broke anew from the rough — and for many, painful, torturous — end-of-cycle that was 2016. It was like that for me; a rebirth on so many fronts and in a lot of wonderful ways. 2018 is going to be the year of living each day for that day’s sake. This is not necessarily in the numbers, but it is in my heart and in my resolve. That means I’m going to untether myself from all of the lovely things I’ve just finished gathering, raise my eyes to the horizon and walk, as bold-footed as I’m able, towards the next thing. I feel like I’ve always speed-dated my...
[Blog entry written for NananTravel] Luxury trains redefine excellence and adventure There’s a soft knock on the door of your cabin. You’re gently pulled out of your smiling dreamland into the morning sunlight. You roll over on your plush mattress, the thick cotton sheets wrapping softly around your rested body, and lift your cheek off the fluffy pillows. “Come in,” you whisper loudly. A smiling attendant slides your door open, carrying a tray with a steaming coffee plunger, two coffee cups and an assortment of baked goodies. The sharp, sweet smell of the freshly roasted coffee delights your senses as you welcome the new day. Outside the landscape is flashing by in bright greens and blues and yellows. You get excited about the new places you’re going to discover today as you pour yourself and your lover/spouse/partner/friend a welcome cup of morning brew. Where are you? The answer is simple....
Kinfundi decided to launch a social media campaign to highlight the women behind their education savings product. I interviewed these amazing individuals, shot the footage and edited them into these clips. I also created teaser clips for Instagram. Here are the five women and their stories: This is the story of Nosi Memani, the person who planted the idea that started Kinfundi. We call her Kinfundi's First Lady.  Katrien is the Digital and PR Manager at Kinfundi. She had some very poignant things to say about privilege, before it became such a hot-button word. Nosiphiwo is a shareholder in the company bringing Kinfundi to market. Her perspectives as someone who lived in exile and whose family came back to South Africa to build it up again, were vital experiences to hear about. Samantha heads up operations at Kinfundi's head office. As a mom herself, education is a primary concern....