I participated in an article about women who had transformed their lives in the September 2012 issue of Fair Lady magazine, click on the link to read the article: Fair Lady September Sharon
I wrote an article for September 2012 issue Your Baby magazine about post adoption depression, my experience and how to cope if you are struggling with post adoption depression, click the link to read the full article: post-adoption depression
I wrote an article for Parent 24 about Adoption hoaxes and scams, my experiences and tips on how to avoid getting scammed, you can read the full article here – Shocking Adoption Hoaxes.
Our adoption story was featured on the SABC2 show Talk SA in August 2013.
We were interviewed for the September/October 2013 issue of Your Baby Magazine on an adoption feature. My passion project – Trinity Heart – was also mentioned in this feature. You can read the full article here: Adoption Your Baby Sept 2013
My interview with Lisa Raleigh, about our adoption journey & why I was inspired to start Trinity Heart, aired on Doctors Orders on Friday, 6th September 2013. You can watch the excerpt here:
We appeared on Doctors Orders on SABC3, on Friday, 6th June 2014 with an updated piece on our adoption story.
In December 2014, my low carb high fat weight loss journey was featured in Fitness magazines December special Fat Loss edition. You can read the full story here:
On Friday, 8th May 2015, I was interviewed by Angela & Tsheko on Radio 2000’s The Collective Show, following on the announcement by African Blogger Awards.
On Tuesday, 12th May 2015, I was interviewed by Nigel Pierce on Good Hope FM, again post the African Blogger Awards winner announcements.
IOL also wrote a feature on The Blessed Barrenness after the African Blogger Awards announcement, which appeared online on the 11th May 2015. You can read the full article here.
I was interviewed by Kyani Magubane on the Afternoon Talk Show on SAFm talking about 21 Century Motherhood.
Objective: -To ask, in the 21st century where women are juggling careers and motherhood, what challenges do mothers face? Guest: Sharon Van Wyk – Parenting, lifestyle & health blogger. 2015 Winner best parenting blog – African Blogger Awards. Married mom of 2 via adoption. Guest: Nikki Bush – Speaker, author & thought leader She is the co-author of three bestselling books: Future-proof Your Child (Penguin, 2008) co-authored with Dr Graeme Codrington, Easy Answers to Awkward Questions (Metz Press, 2009) co-authored with Ilze Alberts and Tech-Savvy Parenting (Bookstorm, 2014) co-authored with Arthur Goldstuck. She is currently writing Raising Entrepreneurs (Bookstorm) with Allon Raiz and Talent Redefined with Raymond de Villiers. Website: www.nikkibush.com
The Blessed Barrenness was featured in an article by Hippo, titled – What You Need to Know About Adoption in SA
The Blessed Barrenness was featured and quoted in the HuffPost South Africa in the lead up to Mother’s Day 2017 and being a mother…. unconventionally!
You can read the full article here: I Am No Less A Mother Just Because I Haven’t Borne A Child.