Magogodi oaMphela Makhene
Magogodi is CoFounder & CEO of Love As A Kind of Cure. From a 2020 birthday bash for Toni Morrison at the Brooklyn Museum, to gathering and centering black and brown women creatives like Arundhati Roy, Nikki Giovanni, and Joy Harjo, Love As A Kind of Cure fights white supremacy—through interactive storytelling—with Radical Love. Read more in Refinery29 and The New York Times. She’s also an Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Soweto trained writer, published by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, as well as Granta, Harvard Review and Ploughshares. One hundred percent, Magogodi is the biggest monkey gif enthusiast on our planet.
Where do you live? New York + Cape Town
What's your day job? Keeping things joyful at Love As A Kind of Cure, where I’m the CoFounder & CEO
Cupcakes or cashmere? Oh, no you don’t—BOTH!
✨A Few Questions! ✨
What’s playing on your Spotify right now? Podcasts: Michael Redd’s Betting on Yourself x Coss Marte episode had me DOING THE MOST on my run. Music: Please have Sampa The Great’s Female on repeat every time I come walk in.
Describe your perfect Saturday. Books. Sunshiiiiine. Cocktails. Beach.
Are you a morning person or an evening person? What’s your routine like during that time? Early bird. I like to meet the sun. I’m a tea drinker. Best days I get a meditation and writing in. Most days, just the writing. Depressed days everything helter skelter, lol.
⚡️ Lightning Round ⚡️
Favorite food: Anything made simply that reminds me of home. And I’m lazy AF in the kitchen...rn, craving brown bread, inkomasi (thick sour milk, a little like kefir) and brown sugar. But cupcakes will do too :) I Loooooove cake!
Beach or mountains: Ha! Cape Town, babyyy--BOTH!
Twitter or Instagram? Gram girl: @lovekindcure + @magogodimakhene
What did you go to school for: Too much miseducation. Still trynna undo that mess. But I LOVE my teachers—Hey, Lan Sam Chang. Hello, Gabriel Brodbar and Susan Davis, my NYC-made mom and pops. And all the flowers in the world to Mistress Angie and Miss. Wigeldy. Wish I could find those Beauties!
Favorite book of all time? This Q is criminal. This year alone: Dawnie Walton’s The Final Revival of Opal & Nev AND Robert Jones Jr.’s The Prophets Rebecca Minkoff’s memoir, really is just that fierce and yes, Fearless.