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Freedom to Love: Steffi & Jesse’s Testimony

Hi bAw Fam   How are you holding up in this season? I hope it’s been mostly good considering the circumstances we find ourselves in with the coronavirus. My team and I have faced some really rough patches personally and…

Freedom in Crisis: A YouTube Conversation

  Hello bAwses!   It’s been a minute since we dropped a blog post! We’ll get into that some more at the end of this post.   Unless you’re living somewhere truly remote, you are probably experiencing and feeling the…

Mental Health Awareness Month: How God Released Me From Negative Strongholds by Sonia Dee

  Hi fam!   Welcome back to the blog. Thank you for always taking the time to come over and share in the journeys of black African women (bAw) seeking to see themselves right – through the eyes of Christ.…

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Love Story of Pain, Purpose and Faith by Babalwa Nkente

  When I sit and think about the mental health landscape in South Africa, I am somewhat impressed with where we are as a country in becoming more aware of this growing predicament. This makes me excited about the future…

“Ebenezer: Thus Far the Lord Has Led Us” – An Interactive Session with the bAw Team this Friday!

Hey sis!   It’s been a whole minute – we know! 2019 keeps showing us flames, and we miss engaging you as frequently on this platform but we want you to know that we’re still here and still in your…

Burnt Out? Hit Refresh by Larissa Subira

  So apparently, we're in month 6 of the year. Is it just me or does each month feel more intense than the last? Or the feeling that time is flying, and you can't quite get a grip of all…

The Struggle of Feeling Left Behind: A YouTube Live Conversation

  It's 2 years later and this post is so bittersweet... I shared my struggle of feeling left behind by my peers in terms of my career, finances and love life. Fast forward to 2019 and the feeling is not…

Deconstructing Patriarchal Theology by Pastor Mente

  Manhood has been a subject of discussion in recent times.  With the emergence of Feminism, boys or men have become even more conscious about what being a man means.   I remember growing up, young and ignorant, masculinity boiled…

The Black Panther Aftermath: A Reflection of Our Shared Truth by Lerato Oguntoye

A few of months ago I was on Twitter and saw a tweet of a group of Black ladies, based in the United States, wearing African inspired attire with the caption, “Wakanda Forever”. Another tweeter had retweeted that tweet with…

What Anchors You? by Larissa Subira

May is a month of celebration on the continent of Africa. “Why?”, you may ask. Well on the 25th of May 1963 the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, was formed. The aim behind the founding of this…

In Relationship With My Natural Hair: A High Tea Event

Good morning!   Welcome to the middle of a very short week! I’m so thrilled that it’s about to be a looong weekend on this side of the world.   Before we get into the festivities of Easter, I thought…

In Conversation with Thuli Zulu by Larissa Subira

Hey lady!   Happy Wednesday and welcome to a brand new month! We have entered the second quarter of the year and I hope you’ve managed to press the refresh button in preparation for what is essentially a new chapter.…

International Women’s Month: In Conversation with Ancillar Nombewu

  Morning bAwses!   Welcome to our weekly catch-up on all things to do with black girl magic on the African continent 😊 I know it’s only been a week, but I have missed you. I hope you’re good sis.…

Cyclone Idai – Here’s How We Can Help

Hey Fam   And Happy Wednesday once again!   How’s your week been lady? I hope it hasn’t been all that bad. Mine has been crazy busy! Ever had a day where you literally wish you could be Joshua and…

bAw African Love Series Season 2: Culture vs Faith in Relationships (Episode 4)

Happy Wednesday!   I hope the month of March has been good to you so far. I must say on my end it’s been generally good with random incidences like wasps and spiders at my place (shivers). Nevertheless, I keep…

bAw African Love Series Season 2: Leroy & Georgia (Episode 3)

Morning fam!   How are you doing? No - really doing? It’s only the end of Feb but to me it feels like December already with rapid pace with which life is moving! I hope and pray you’re soaking up…

bAw African Love Series Season 2 : Sandile & Sabi (Episode 2)

Hi bAwses!   I hope you’re basking in the beauty of the “Month of Love” 😊 It’s my favourite month of the year – not just because it’s my birth month - but also because love emanates from God Himself…

bAw African Love Series S2: Cain & Nomusa (Episode 1)

Hi Family!   Today’s post is short and sweet – more of an announcement really. As we briefly mentioned last week, today we are sharing the first video from Season 2 of our African Love Series!   Navigating the issue…

Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway? by Larissa Subira

This month, as many around the world celebrate the month of love, the question often arises as to how a b.a.w  (black African woman) can balance the competing cultures she finds herself in.  We are fed many images of romance from…

Guard The Avenues Of Your Soul by Nompumelelo Simango

When I began writing this post, it had a different angle. The year was new, I was doing well, my girlfriends were sharing their testimonies on how God has come through for them. God had blessed my own ventures too,…

Where Are You? by Sithabile Sibanda

The Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9)   New Year’s resolutions, new goals and new chapters were set and probably executed by the 1st of January. That's awesome. However, there are some…

What You Can Look Forward To At bAw In 2019

    Hey fam   Happy New Year to those I haven’t yet wished! I know we’re well into the first month and the year may not feel as new, but it’s never too late to wish the best for…

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part III) by Vee Nkambule

Today is the final instalment of our three-part fictional series on Nosi, a young married woman struggling with the resentment she has developed after losing a baby and the love in her marriage.   In our last post, she had…

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part II) by Vee Nkambule

Today’s post is part two of a three-part fictional series. It is a continuation of the story about Nosi, a young married black African woman, who lost her unborn baby as well as the love in her marriage. She’s also…

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part I) by Vee Nkambule

Today’s post is fictional but it certainly touches on issues that young black African women are facing even as Christians: Sex outside of marriage. Miscarriages. Merely existing in their marriages. Read on and catch a glimpse into the world of…

#BodyGoals: A Holistic Look At Women’s Health by Taffy Dube

Good morning fam   Today’s blog post rounds off our theme for the month which has been Mental Health and Sisterhood. Taffy shares her personal experience with becoming healthier physically as well as mentally and emotionally, and why this is…

Does Your Tribe Do This For You? by Larissa Subira

  Hi fam   This month, we have been focused on mental health and sisterhood – how our friendships form part of us cultivating a healthier mindset. Today’s post is by one of our bAw team members and she provides…

Loveless by Ashanda McCants

Slavery was one of the cruellest systems created by mankind and one that continues to negatively impact us as black people whether or not we acknowledge it. It has altered our minds, our DNA, our relationships, and our identity. It…

The Life Of A Single Married Woman by Anonymous

  Greetings bAw Family   I hope you had a wonderful long weekend for those in South Africa, and that you managed to celebrate your roots and beginnings.   Today we share a post by an anonymous married woman. She…

bAw Event: H.E.R. Retreat 2018

Hey fam!   Today’s post is a bit different. It’s more of an exciting announcement for our ladies in Johannesburg (and those willing to come down)!   bAw is proud to present the sequel to the H.E.R. (Healing, Exhaling, Reflecting)…

The Honeymoon Phase by Swazi

Swazi is a returning contributor to our blogsite. She penned the piece, Diary of a Young Married Woman in May this year which resonated with a number of women. We’re glad to have her share her experiences in marriage after a…

Black African Woman Blog in Feedspot Top 10 Black Christian Blogs!

Happy Friyay fam!!   Today’s a truly special day for us because we’ve been recognized as one of the Top 10 Black Christian Blogs on the web by Feedspot! It’s honestly a surreal moment and one that my team and…

Women’s Month Post: In Conversation With Isabelle Kamariza

Isabelle is a humble, 33-year old woman from Rwanda who is currently the President and Founder of Solid’Africa. Solid Africa is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that supports vulnerable patients in public health facilities by providing them with food, clearing their…

Women’s Month Post: In Conversation With Lesego Ntsoele

  Hey fam!   Happy Women’s Month to every Warrior Princess reading this here post today. And of course, happy Women’s Day for tomorrow!   For Women’s Month we decided to search for the Sheroes in our communities who are…

How To Find A Mentor (And It’s Not What You Think) by Sonia Dube

Hey fam   I know, it's been forever since I shared here. I've enjoyed the powerful stories that every day people have willingly shared on this platform lately, and taking in lessons from their amazing experiences. And honestly, life has…

Meaningful Prayer by Pastor Sdu Blose

There’s always been something unsettling about how we were taught about prayer. During the early days of our spiritual formation, we were bombarded with how prayer was a way of talking to God, because if we didn’t, then God would…

Our Miseducation About Prayer by Gail Masondo

Growing up, prayer was just something I learnt to do through my great aunts, great grand-parents and grand-parents. You recited prayers for meal time, and mornings and evening time in the form of Psalm 23 or the model prayer - The Lord's Prayer ( Matthew 5:13).   Reciting prayers did…

Prayer: A Weapon Not Used Often by Sithabile Sibanda

  Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)   I grew up in a Christian home, went to church every week and tried not to break any commandments.  Over time church going seemed like a routine and prayer wasn't important, until…

bAw African Love Series: Andrew & Claudene Adar (Episode 3)

  We have come to our final instalment of our African Love Series thus far!   In celebration of #YouthMonth in South Africa, our final instalment of this series features a young couple. She’s a beautiful coloured woman from South…

What I Wish Women Understood About Men by Landry Subira

Perhaps it’s the manner in which my mind works that I feel any blanket statement is a dangerous one. I’m not really able to speak for all men about all men. I am speaking on what I know, which is…

Loving Him Right: Part 1 by Simon Bwerinofa

PART 1   People have all sorts of opinions about romantic relationships often informed by past experiences or seasons. In terms of negative opinions around these types of relationships, you generally find 2 stories which either begin with “Men /women…

Sponsored Post: Sometimes It Is All About Me – Marital Self-care Essentials by Hlano

Hlano is the creator of Their Marriage which is a personal blog intended to be a resource for married folk to know they aren’t alone in the journey & let them know that what they’re going through is normal. It…

bAw African Love Series: Sebastine & Madi Alagwu (Episode 2)

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)   For the month…

From My Mother’s Daughter To My Daughter’s Mother by Sbongile Lugube

  My Mother’s Daughter     Photo Cred: Agen Judi Bola Tumblr   Strange. Mysterious. Confusing. Strong. Fearsome. These are the words 10 year old me would use to describe the quiet woman who birthed me. The intimidating presence whose…

Diary Of A Zim Girl Trying To Live It Real by Rumbidzayi

    I am Zimbabwean. And proudly so. I love to represent my country and people where I can.   I take issue, however, when it comes to how unrealistic and reckless my people can be when it comes to…

Motherhood On A Scale Of Light To Dark by Ehui Osei-Mensah

  It was Zumba Tuesday and my daughter, JC, and I had just arrived home from the gym. I love that our neighborhood gym allows me to work hard on keeping my cellulite in check while my kid has access…

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