Shirwileta Williams is a postgraduate Arts student at the University of the Western Cape. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a minor in Creative Writing and has gone on to complete her Honnours degree in Philosophy with a minor in Creative Writing. Constant Companion formed part of her Honours in Creative Writing portfolio. In 2015 she completed her Postgraduate degree in Education. She is currently studying toward her Masters Degree in Creative Writing, with her thesis focusing on writing against the stereotypical portrayal of the Karoo coloured as afarm worker working for a white farmer. She has been published in Authors Magazine in 2014 and briefly wrote a column for the briefly wrote a column for the same online magazine in 2015. She currently works as a research assistant and writer forthe University of the Western Cape’s Media Office.