Magogodi oaMphela Makhene is a writer and the co-founder of KYNDRED Co. In this talk, she gives us a glimpse into her personal story and reminds us that there is poetic justice when we tell our own stories.

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Magogodi oaMphela Makhene is a writer with all kinds of fancy awards, including the world’s biggest monkey-gif enthusiast. When she’s not monkeying around, she’s figuring out how to help ordinary folks like you Jumpstart their Creativity through her babeland startup, KYNDRED Co. Last month, she published a nonfiction essay at Doré on freedom and being black in South Africa vs. the U.S. Her fiction is out now in the current issue of Granta. You can sign up for her weekly newsletter on creativity at

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