02 sep Thando Fuze
Thando Fuze is a spoken word artist, writer, curator and author of Conversations with The Human which is her debut self-published collection of poems. Fuze was born and bred in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, a city better known as South Africa’s playground. She is the founder and director of Fuze Art, a literary arts and performance company prioritizing works by female artists. Her work explores topics around identity & individualism, sexuality & gender (in)equality, and politics which all follow a theme of love in different forms. Fuze’s writing started as a way to escape her realities and a tool for avoidance then later became a form of therapy to write herself in, to encourage healing, and to explore the power of words and the fun in discovering a language for our human experiences.
In 2016 Fuze started the project, SHEfted Minds, a platform solely created for female artists to showcase their creative works. She also works with various schools and col leges as a Peer Educator in and around the Pinetown area setting up poetry platforms used as safe zones for the youth to discuss issues affecting them, using spoken word as the medium of choice.