ABOUT: Lebogang Mashishi
“We all need someone to hold our hand,
tell us it will be alright, we could all do with a bit of motivation”
Lebogang Mashishi’s love for reading and writing started when he was in high school. Over the years, he observed the life around him and with the hopes of making a difference in society through his writing; he started sharing the particular narratives around him. He is currently writing a book on finance.
Lebogang is a co-founder of a production company, Fat Brain Ideas, and dabbles in script-writing, directing and producing. The company’s current projects include a short film and two documentaries
Apart from writing, Lebogang runs a charity foundation that collects and distributes presents to children in hospitals.
Lebogang’s creative essay “Everybody Needs Motivation” is inspired by the township, a place of poverty in South Africa. He writes that it is rich in undiscovered talent as there are no systems in place to nurture and develop the youth and that positive influences can turn the township into a factory rich in talent.
Lebogang’s creative essay is featured in The #Coinage Book One – on sale here.