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What’s So Hard About Being A Man?

Admiral Ncube

The Absurdity of Being a Man In my conversations with other men, there is a common sentiment that being a man is never easy. In an age where masculinity is under siege, blamed for broken relationships, disparaged for showing vulnerability,...

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Meet The Host of the Upcoming bAw Network Show “Bougie-On-A-Budget” – Mrs M

Fie Moyo

I am a wife, daughter, sister, and a vibe 😊. Being a young, black African woman is something that I am very proud to be. Growing up in South Africa, a country with diverse cultures, I have learnt to be...

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Reflections Of A Convoluted Mind

Dr. Samke J Ngcobo

Mental illnesses and academic disciplines which deal with mental health struggles are still realms that are misunderstood and therefore poorly embraced. As a result, those who struggle with mental health issues find themselves under the harsh glare of stigma and...

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Mother’s Day Post: Self-Care Through Cooking with Mai Burnette

Mai Burnette

  Hi bAwses, we know it's been a minute since you read anything from us. We've been busy transitioning to a whole Network - check out what we're talking about here. In honour of #MothersDay we thought it would be...

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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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