About

My name is Taku Mbudzi and I love to tell stories — give me a pen, a microphone or a camera and I’ll have something to say. I’m fired up about authentic voices telling their own stories and enjoy using humour to help young people speak up and out for themselves.

Right now, in the midst of pandemics and so much uncertainty, I’m re-discovering who I am as an artist. I’m exploring, experimenting and playing, unlocking unexpected joys in my writing life.

I often capture my writing adventures on audio, so tune in to Two Words with Taku, wherever you find your fave podcasts.

[Photo by Catherine Black]


9pm Curfew

How it started: It’s New Year’s Day and I’ve been thinking for a few days that I need to do something to help me focus this month. I want to finish reading my first draft and start working out how I’ll write the second one, ready to hand to my publisher by the end of […]

Honour & Trust

Creative Mornings recently asked, “What’s something you know now, but wished you’d realised sooner?” and the world answered. I realised that I’d have to break some of my closest relationships to have deep and significant breakthrough in my creative practice. You will experience grief, heartache, doubt, and anxiety when you (re)set your boundaries. But you […]

Access Granted

I’d like to talk about applying for grants that pay us to develop our stories. I’d also like to be frank about money because I feel that’s the one thing people don’t, won’t and refuse to talk about enough. I’ll focus on two grants that I received in 2018 and 2019.  They’re government-funded and the amounts are […]