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Nerissa Naidoo
Member since April 30, 2016
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  • Age 21

This post is a collaboration between Nerissa Naidoo, Domitilla De Luca Bossa, and Numu Touray.One of the best parts of the VOY internship is meeting and interacting with people from all over the world. Being exposed to diverse perspectives not only helps us craft more thoughtful pieces, but it extends our view on social justice issues and life in general. We were especially eager to get started on this, our team post, because it was finally our chance to collaborate with the remarkable young peo...


With Friends Like These, Who Needs Trophies?

Posted Avatar Nerissa Naidoo , Law Student

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Nerissa Naidoo
Member since April 30, 2016
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  • Age 21

The worst day of my life happens at least once a week. This time, it was on a Thursday, it was on a stage, and there was an audience. Our law school’s annual moot court final is the most anticipated event on the academic calendar after graduation – except there’s far fewer photos and far more tears. After a rigorous competition between final-year students throughout the year, four are selected to go at it over constitutional principles, case law and Latin on one rainy September evening. It’s a h...


Not Just Kidding

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Nerissa Naidoo
Member since April 30, 2016
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. It is also a truth universally acknowledged that he was once a kid who cared about neither. Perhaps memory loss is a side-effect of puberty, but as soon as we receive our driver’s licenses, first pay cheque or utility bill, we suddenly view children as immature beings who don’t know any better. We, however, are the paragons of wisdom by virtue of the number of birthday candles we...


Talking Much, Saying Little

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Nerissa Naidoo
Member since April 30, 2016
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  • Age 21

From cellphones to laptops to cellphones that are also laptops, we’re more connected than any generation ever has been. At any given moment, I have 50 friends in the piece of metal in my back pocket – 40 of them I’ve never met before, and 20 live entire oceans away from me. Since the exchange of ideas is rapid, restraint takes a back seat, and young people are at the forefront of an era when talking about everything (cat videos on YouTube, the degeneration of society, Beyoncé’s new haircut) is n...


  • Nerissa Naidoo

    Nerissa is a law student and tennis fan - she tries her best at both but is good at only one of them. Between case law and backhands, she writes about social justice issues, passionately defends her favourite fictional characters, and shares funny stories in 140 or less.


    Member since April 30, 2016


    Age 21 • 4 Posts