I'm not going to sugarcoat this. Johannesburg is still dealing with the effects of apartheid, as is Cape Town & the rest of the country, and many residents live in conditions that no one would be living in if this were a just world. But we've honestly seen worse situations in Mexico & the Philippines -- and even parts of the U.S. -- so I'm not sure why Johannesburg ("Joburg" or "Jozi" to locals) has such a bad reputation. Out of the five cities on our trip, Joburg was the one in which we felt most welcomed. The people we interacted with were proud people, full of love for their city but who had an honest relationship with it, as well. We had the privilege of watching @blackpanther during opening weekend here, and one of my favorite moments of the entire trip was when a group of young locals excitedly asked us to take a photo of them after the movie, standing with their arms crossed as they shouted, "Wakanda!" Black Panther was inspirational to me, but I can't imagine how even more meaningful it was to these South Africans. It's not that they necessarily need a movie like this to inform them of how powerful they can be, it's that now there's hope that maybe the rest of the world will finally see them as the resilient, cuturally rich & incredible society they are -- despite the undeniable poverty & lingering segregation. In their culture, there's a term called "ubuntu", which is similar to Hawaii's "aloha" -- it means humanity toward others, or the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. I cannot think of a better word to describe my experience here. Johannesburg, you have humbled me 🇿🇦 THIS is why I travel.
The opening weekend is gone for this year. I couldnt bring home any results but it was a solid preparation and racing experience with the @mitchelton_scott crew for the weeks to come. After only 7 weeks from my broken rib i could be up there in the action. Still have to work to be where i want to but the path is the right one. Next stop Paris Nice #noshortcuts#fullgas#openingweekend 📷@tdwsport@gettyimages
TFW someone else knows your name struggle?! 💯 *
#LoveBugNation, click the link in the bio to watch the rest of my fun #girlchat with @angourierice who plays ‘Rhiannon’ in @_everydaymovie. 🤗
Angourie, weighs in on #tacos 🌮 vs. #pizza, who she’d trade places with for a day, what #Olympics sport she’d #love to compete in and even how she’s making her mark in 2018! 🙌🏼
#EveryDayMovie, which hits theaters today, turns love on it’s head and takes you on a journey. 👏🏼
After watching our interview, you’ll have even more reasons to check it out this weekend. X💋, L