Inia was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1964 as the middle child of a loving but conservative, strict, overly religious, middle class white South African household. Kids (especially girls) were expected to be seen and not heard and blindly obey all authority.
During the 1980’s she became an animal rights & environmental activist as well as a vegetarian, and started following the left wing political movement of the time. This was during the Apartheid years.
She managed to – amongst everything else, fall pregnant at the pinnacle of her career, at thirty-three years of age, and successfully raise a beautiful, intelligent and independent daughter by herself. For that she was mostly shunned by society as a whole, including her family and employers at the time.
At the age of 52 she is currently living quite happily on her own with her cats, a twenty-four-year old parrot and a rescued baby tortoise in a small cottage on someone else’s land in the lovely Garden Route (on the southern coast of her country).
Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/inia-jardine
Interests Vegetarianism, Animal Rights, environmental conservation, interracial relationships, nature photography, and slavery