Janet Rethabile Zilila

Janet Rethabile Zilila
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Giving myself grace and changing the trajectory of my life


A second year BA Social Sciences student at Wits university. Distinctions in Feminist Theory (Politics) and International Relations. Electrical engineering graduate. 4 years working experience in design/project engineering. Debuted in the National Arts Festival 2013 with a music and poetry production: Lies and Times in a Smile (LATIAS). First play; Open Bags and Running Shoes (OBARS) workshopped at the Joburg Theatre under SBD, 2015. 3rd in the Provincial Poetry Slam competition for Gauteng under Current State of Poetry 2016. Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumni, Cohort 9, Business Entrepreneurship Track, 2017. Directed WhiteStarLiner production which debuted at the Vryfees 2018.

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Spoken word performance titled ‘Giving myself grace and changing the trajectory of my life’.