The ripple-effect of Covid-19 has rocked the entire world and everyone is wedged one way or another. It is tempting for most to surrender to their frustrations and spend the entire day sobbing on that morning coffee. Well, maybe there is more to life than that. Maybe heeding the sweet melody of positivity is not that hard. Today I (Simon) touched base with Suprice. A South African woman who has been nothing but strong and inspiring during these intricate times. She proves that the human spirit is unbreakable and that the future is bright.
Simon: What does Covid19 mean to you?
Suprice: This virus has not only infected many. It continues to affect many households, businesses, and individuals. It has forced all of us to step up and think of other ways to learn, work, and experience life.
Simon: What has been keeping you busy during this Covid-19 season?
Suprice: It is as harsh as the living conditions have become, Covid-19 has given many (people) time to work on the many projects they have been procrastinating. Time is not a valid excuse anymore. I found myself inquiring about online singing lessons, reading about YouTube policies to start my own channel, crocheting, and well, thinking about working out because I have all the time in the world to think and act now
Simon: It seems for you Covid-19 has been an opportunity for you to broaden your horizons. That's truly admirable. How far are you with your YouTube channel, crocheting, singing lessons, and all that you've been busy with?
Suprice: Thank you. I found a coach who still needs to assess my voice before we can resume the lessons. I am super excited about this as I have always wanted to know how it feels to perform to a crowd. I haven't done much for the channel besides reading the policies for when I finally start. My crocheting work is going well. I have been receiving orders from friends and I hope to expand.
Simon: Wow that is admirable🔥. You were able to start and maintain a business during these tough times! I learned that you are also pro-black. May you please elaborate on that?
Suprice: I love all things black. We have been misrepresented and underrepresented for eons. So it is our responsibility to use all our platforms to give a black child a lever. I am doing what I can with my small following to promote black-owned businesses. Colonialism and imperialism have desensitized us to the struggles of black people. It's almost normal to see a black person struggling to achieve anything. So much so that we have labelled that "working hard" for one's dreams but I strongly believe that the hard work shouldn't be for EVERY SINGLE THING.
We walk through doors exhausted. So for those of us who are privileged enough to represent us in bigger stages…should do so responsibly.
Simon: That is so true and touching. We can imagine the blacks are those affected the most by this Covid-19 dilemma the most. So for a closing question, what would you say to a black individual (and everyone else) who has been set back by Covid-19?
Suprice: I love how you incorporated Covid-19 to this follow-up question [wink emoji]. Theories are going around about Covid-19. Some are true and some are not but the impact of this virus is very real. I can't imagine life being the same after this. Like many people and blacks, in particular, this virus has affected our lives. Whether positively or negatively, is totally up to us. We are not helpless beings. So let's think of ways to survive this pandemic. If we can't get things done physically, let's go digital and win! It's a setback and not a knockout
Suprice is indeed filled with oodles of positivity. It is truly an honor to pick her brain. We wish healing and recovery for all those who are have been affected by Covid-19. Let’s keep striving for a better world. Thank you for spending time with us🤍