south african plus size blogger, south african lifestyle blog, nomali from soweto, nomalifromsoweto


My name is Nomali Cele. I'm 26 (b. 1992). I live in Soweto, South Africa with my kid sister, who isn't that much of a kid anymore and is still the best to ever human. I used to have a lot of empty diaries, which were joined by clothes at some point. I still have the clothes, which I sell here. I enjoy listening to songs on repeat, listening to my sister's voice notes, to my sister's stories.

Outside of this blog, I interview people, write nonfiction observations about culture and becoming, fictions about black girls, so, too many drafts. I founded, edit and curate a zine called Uju, which features works by black women of African experience and pov. I'm still trying.

Nomali from Soweto is my inconsistent personal blog that I started in 2011 at an internet cafe. This is where I come to figure things out or, embarrassingly, when I think I've figured things out.



I'm open to money, always, learn how you can collaborate with me on the blog here. I love scones. I did this boring FAQ


For blog feedback, questions, interviews, to set up an Oros date or to offer me the use of your sofa in another city, tweet me, it's much easier than email. But if you are here on behalf of a brand or an agency and want to work with me, my email is nomalifromsoweto at gmail dot com. 


If you have strong, jerk feelings about my writing, hair, bod, style, piercing...phone your mother. Be blessed.


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Is it your first time here? I write about life and all the things that have my interest at any given moment. You should start with these posts and keep exploring the blog:

Inside a Live Music Show in Johannesburg

When Brands Reclaim Their Narratives

How to Eat Johannesburg

Calling Myself Fat

Summer Body