“When I heard that Carla wanted me to join the Rise of The Matriarch, I was shocked and ecstatic. A little panicked because I hadn’t flown out of South Africa. Luckily I was arranged to go be on a flight with Joan. I call her “Mama Joan”. She befriended me from then onwards and my exit outside the country was smooth. The great of the experience was one of a lifetime. I am crying. The support I received was amazing from the announcement to my coming back to SA. I was cared for by EVERYONE. I am still marvelled at the magic of the unfolding of everything. I am grateful to Carla, Blue Sky Society, Wessa, and Tanglewood till today for that opportunity.”