Athambile is a writer, researcher and teacher at the University of Pretoria. She has a PhD from the University-Currently-Known-As-Rhodes focusing on black women’s historiography, intellectual histories and life writing. She is a member of Bua-Lit Collective which is a group of researchers and educators advocating for the use of African languages as a social justice issue. She is the founder of Asinakuthula Collective which is a group of teachers and researchers who aim to challenge the continued marginalisation of women’s narratives in the school curriculum as well as hosting the Maxeke-Mgqwetho Annual Lecture. She is a Mandela-Rhodes Scholar (2010). Athambile is one of the creators of the podcast Umoya: On African Spirituality. Her writing has been published in a variety of publications as well as magazines and newspapers such as Prufrock, Sable Literary Magazine, Al Jazeera, Mail and Guardian, Sawubona, online blogs and academic journals.