Durban-based author, educator and wellness counsellor, Waheeda Joosab is a mother of two who holds a BA Hons degree in Psychology. She is founder of Educator Wellness SA, an enterprise that focuses on the wellbeing of teachers, as well as the Association of Muslim Women Authors in South Africa. Kismet – for roses to blossom… is her first book.
What WayD Says is a wellness blog that focuses on positivity and spirituality. What began as a personal blog in 2008, evolved into a space to document experiences with postnatal depression and parenting by 2015. It has since re-evolved into a broader blog tailored towards the wellbeing of Muslim women.
I blog to connect
with the world, staying true to who I am. First and foremost, I am a wife and mother of two caring boys who are my top priority. As an educator, my days are busied with school and family life. I spend some evenings tinkering on one of my two websites, What WayD Says or Educator Wellness SA. The other evenings are spent writing, interacting with my friends on Instagram, or crocheting. My first novel, Kismet – For roses to blossom, was published in February 2023..
is important to me and I hope to use this platform as a means of spreading the importance of it. My vision is to make What WayD Says a go-to resource for mental wellbeing and humble lifestyles. I help women thrive in mentality and spirituality.
I hold an honours degree in Psychology (Unisa) as well as teaching qualifications in mainstream education (also Unisa) and EFL (Cambridge)
To create a community of growth-inspired women who embrace strong spirituality and positive mentality.
To offer a wide range of relevant articles and resources that are readily accessible to all women in South Africa.
I am generally open to collaborations. If you have an idea we can work on together, please get in touch.