While we totally fit the 'awkward goofy black girl vibe', we love a good read too.

Have a look and dig into what we've gathered over the years.



An African Solution to a Global Plague by Ehui Osei-Mensah

Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Four months into the Covid-19 pandemic, global predictions of the disease’s impact on Africa persisted in grim forecasts of total catastrophe. A Yale School of Medicine study published in May 2020, explained that despite...

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Here’s to the Strong Humans, and the Weak and Sometime-sy Ones Too by Anonymous

In less than 72 hours I have done the most amount of boundary work in my life. The story starts in 2015 (5 years ago) when I read Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend’s book, “Boundaries”. At the time,...

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Of Men, Money & Manhood by Dr. Admiral Ncube

Money is notoriously contentious yet necessary! But for a man, the expectation and the pressure to be the provider is overwhelming. The concept of financial security being inextricably tied to manhood adds on to the pressure to be a financially...

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Owning Your Ugly by Sonia Dube

As a devout Christian girl who was also the firstborn daughter in an African household, “doing what was right” was of paramount importance to me:   Speaking politely. Getting the good grades. Dressing a certain way. Not being found in...

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Will I See a New Zimbabwe? by Sharleen Dube

Dear bAw Fam   We are in such interesting times in the history of our world – from battling a pandemic to uncovering the issues that have been ignored for centuries and decades in different parts of our world. Think Black...

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bAw Motherhood in the ’80s: A Story of Trauma & Triumph by Caroline Dube

She was barely 2 years old when I saw something strange shining in my daughter’s left eye. I was heavily pregnant with our second child at the time, and my husband was away on a Rotary International Exchange Program. He...

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Confronting the Other Devil: Misogyny in the Church by Dr. Admiral Ncube

Coming from a region where institutionalized racial segregation is a legacy of colonialism, I have no kind words for racism in whatever form. I consider the Black Lives Matter movement as an important and necessary moment in history where people of colour...

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The Blindspot: Owning my African Privilege in a Racialized America by Ehui Osei-Mensah

Before I moved to America, I was simply Ehui Nyatepe-Coo. Truthfully, other qualifiers preceded me thanks to my parents’ professional and social networks, the school I attended, and occasionally my academic achievements. I don’t remember ever being referred to by...

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We Did That by Lerato Oguntoye

So I did something.   And everyone I tell that I did this thing, asks me how I did it.   Have you ever done something that you had no choice but to do, and when the results are successful,...

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Owning Your Empathy by Sonia Dee

Hi Fam   I hope you’re still keeping well, safe and sane in this season amidst the pain riddling our world at present.   In a season where the news, social media, and timelines of friends and family are filled...

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