Nazlee Arbee is an independent multimedia artist and journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. They have contributed to publications including ZORA, Elemental, Afropunk and IJNet.
Their first paycheck: I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have a hustle — a side gig. When I was 13, I made about ZAR 500 from working part-time jobs during the Christmas holiday break and booked myself studio time to record a rap mixtape. My mother called the studio to cancel.