Norah Spie is my name and I am a mother to a wonderful girl
named Tina-Amanda. I am an Author, Journalist and Communications Consultant. In
2006, I published my first book ‘Parallel Lines’. Am working on the sequel to
be titled ‘Full Circle’- both are memoirs. I spend half my time travelling
around Africa training journalists and the other half at the sports field
watching my 9 year old play various sports. I am that mom that screams the
United Kingdom and South Africa.
determination, faith, fearless, generosity, hope, intelligence, integrity,
kindness, learning, love, passion, respect, tenacious
imagination. She taught me the importance of hard work and self believe. Her
belief in me stays with me always and encourages me on every step of the way. I
am because she was! May her soul rest in eternal peace.
me on different levels and at different times. When I look at what they have
achieved, I feel like I haven’t started. These people change and grow in
numbers everyday. I enjoy celebrating the success of others but I know we often
do not get the full story, but what matters the most is the end result.
International Relations. Learning Portuguese is also on my ‘things to do’ I like
to share ideas and learn from others but I am my own best friend.
crisis among the young African women. Therefore, a lot of time is spent in
pursuing borrowed identities and cultures.
That precious time could be spent on creativity on how to use the
various natural resources we were blessed with to make Africa even greater.
Let’s embrace our African-ness with pride!
I always like my holidays by the sea. When at home, I play tennis and I
meditate twice a day. I also sleep a lot! The more you sleep, the less you eat-
it’s an easy diet!
I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION
whole ‘oh we are special’ or ‘the victim mentality’. It is what it is! What I know
for sure is; if we do not celebrate ourselves, no one will!
weekly, etc. Define your path and shape your destiny. You are in charge of your
life! Carry a note book everywhere
because good ideas have a tendency of sneaking up on us. Pray, love and make
healthy choices. Take time to help the less privilege in our society, I
believe we all have something to give; be it time, knowledge, ideas, smiles,
food, clothes, etc. Let’s share, right here in Africa we
have enough to make sure no child goes hungry
and enough to make sure everyone gets an education.