Talita Steyn

22 Dec 2019

 

Talita Steyn has been involved in many professions following her time in Pretoria where she studied Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria. She discontinued her studies at the end of her third year and took up random jobs from bartending to shop keeping to working in a sewing factory. In 2006 she travelled to the UK where she lived and worked for two and a half years as a live-in carer. During her time there she travelled through Europe as well as India, Nepal and Thailand. A failed attempt at acquiring a student visa, lead to her return to South Africa towards the end of 2008. Determined to return to the UK and the possibilities of further world travel it would offer, and with her experience as a caregiver, she enrolled in a nursing degree course at the University of Pretoria in 2009. After graduating in 2012, she worked as a theatre sister at Steve Biko academic Hospital for two years, resigning at the end of 2014. During her time as a student- and later as a professional nurse, she started making wedding gowns and finally decided to turn this into a business, which she initiated under the name of Black Fawn in 2015. Currently residing in Pretoria, she has been self employed ever since, allowing herself a creative way of earning an income, while at the same time giving herself more time for creating art. Although she misses the first hand experience of witnessing the mysterious inner workings of the human body (and admittedly, the blood and gore), she wouldn’t exchange her self-created routine and night owl tendencies of her current life for anything.

 

Talita Steyn has been involved in many professions following her time in Pretoria where she studied Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria. She discontinued her studies at the end of her third year and took up random jobs from bartending to shop keeping to working in a sewing factory. In 2006 she travelled to the UK where she lived and worked for two and a half years as a live-in carer. During her time there she travelled through Europe as well as India, Nepal and Thailand. A failed attempt at acquiring a student visa, lead to her return to South Africa towards the end of 2008. Determined to return to the UK and the possibilities of further world travel it would offer, and with her experience as a caregiver, she enrolled in a nursing degree course at the University of Pretoria in 2009. After graduating in 2012, she worked as a theatre sister at Steve Biko academic Hospital for two years, resigning at the end of 2014. During her time as a student- and later as a professional nurse, she started making wedding gowns and finally decided to turn this into a business, which she initiated under the name of Black Fawn in 2015. Currently residing in Pretoria, she has been self employed ever since, allowing herself a creative way of earning an income, while at the same time giving herself more time for creating art. Although she misses the first hand experience of witnessing the mysterious inner workings of the human body (and admittedly, the blood and gore), she wouldn’t exchange her self-created routine and night owl tendencies of her current life for anything.

 

 

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