Photo by Ishay Govender-Ypma I arrived in New York on a day that the world changed. I had to lend my voice. For Marie Claire SA, 2 February 2017 I arrived in New York City, via John F Kennedy airport on 28 January 2017 around 11AM. Unbeknown to me, at almost the same [...]
As the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games come to a close, Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on the issues and dissent during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a common thread between the two. For Mail & Guardian, August 2016. From here, at the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement [...]
Show Me the Way to the Next Corner Store - Cape Town, South Africa The small, independently run Cape Town Corner Stores are a dying breed, and those that still exist, do so valiantly and against the odds. Ishay Govender-Ypma shares the stories of seven local old stores, institutions to their loyal customers. For High Life, [...]
I hope You are Uncomfortable *Disclaimer, I am an independent black travel, food and culture writer. This advantage allows me to write about this issue unencumbered.* Last week, I was fuming. Fizzling, sparking like a dislodged pylon in a thunderstorm, snaking haphazard on the ground with firecracker bolts of electricity. That angry. When I checked [...]
Street art in São Paulo, through the eyes of street artists and the creatives who support their craft. World Cup 2014 opposition on the walls of the city. For M&G Friday.
20 years of democracy: By focusing on themselves as subjects, ISADY is able to portray a normalcy to township life, a sense that people are thriving in Africa, and a beauty that is inviting.
Some of my food writer friends from around the world, got together with me and hosted meals to raise awareness about hunger and educate readers and friends about what we can do. All proceeds raised went to the World Food Programme's Wefeedback programme that feeds children in schools in the world's most poverty sticken areas. Together we raised enough to feed 5452 children! Please join us and feel free to ask me how you can participate in hosting your own Wefeedback meal.