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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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