Coming from an overwhelmingly large extended family, of whom the vast majority are women, I’ve been very lucky to have some incredible and diverse role models since day one.

I can tell you quite honestly that I’ve learned something valuable from each and every one of these ladies – from my wise and tenacious 91-year-old grandmother to my feisty youngest cousin.

However, if there’s one woman who stands out head and shoulders above the rest in my walk of life so far, it would have to be my mom. Lisel Krige.

She’s been a friend, a confidante, a spiritual guide, a career advisor, an inspiration… To me, but also to many others along the way.

Professionally, she’s taken on a range of roles, most recently shouldering the huge responsibility of being a DA Ward Councillor in the Overstrand Municipality.

Inspired anew by her passion for people during the run-up to last week’s municipal elections and on the eve of Women’s Day 2016, I wanted to pick her brain a bit and share her answers with you guys.

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If you’ve been in contact with me at all over the past year or so, you would probably know about a little passion project I’ve been intimately involved with called Slow Drive.

The name may have popped up in conversation or you might have spotted me posting about it on social media. But, if we haven’t sat down and had a good chat in a while you could be a little confused about what exactly it is.

Firstly, Slow Drive is an actual print publication, something we have come to call a coffee table magazine and it’s filled with tales about travel. Some take the form of photo essays, while others delve into the deeper realms of emotion associated with journeying. Some of the stories are quirky and amusing, while others tug at your heartstrings inexplicably.

And since the tagline is Travel | Photography | Stories | Life, I thought I’d tell you a bit about my Slow Drive journey.

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