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 to a jungle gym, arts and crafts and new friends.   This particular Tuesday, on … Continue reading Motherhood On A Scale Of Light To Dark by Ehui Osei-Mensah

Diary Of A Young Married Woman by Swazi

“Congratulations on your engagement!” they said. “When is your wedding?” they asked. Bridal shower came, advice was given and then wedding day happened. We said our vows, in sickness and in health, for better for worse, till death do us part.   Woman are you hearing yourself?   Now, marriage is an institution by God … Continue reading Diary Of A Young Married Woman by Swazi

Our Reality vs The Perceptions: Busting Myths About black African women

Have you ever found yourself as a black African woman (bAw) seriously smh-ing because of the assumptions made about you just based on your gender and race, or both?   Maybe you’re tasked with putting together the best Hip Hop office party but you don’t even know one Hip Hop artist or what the genre … Continue reading Our Reality vs The Perceptions: Busting Myths About black African women

For Better Or Worse, I Choose Me by Sbongile Lugube

On behalf of happily single Black African Women everywhere:   How many times have you heard it? Or a version of it anyway: “No man will marry a woman like that!” How about, “The way to man’s heart is through his stomach!” And of course the stamp of approval: “Now that’s wife material!”   Is … Continue reading For Better Or Worse, I Choose Me by Sbongile Lugube

What Running Has Taught Me About Life by Sarah Nyengerai

  My running ‘learning journey’ started more than four years ago. I call it a learning journey because I have learnt and gained a lot from this hobby/experience. It was in 2014, as I was getting ready for a Victoria Falls 7.5km fun run, that I confidently declared that I would never join a running … Continue reading What Running Has Taught Me About Life by Sarah Nyengerai

Marriage Is Lonely by Hlano

In the run up leading to your wedding I’m sure you received a ton of marriage advice. Some of it solicited, most of it unsolicited. And I’m sure in the many words of wisdom, quotes and tit bits that you’ve received, you’ve heard people say, “What goes on in your marriage is between you and … Continue reading Marriage Is Lonely by Hlano

How You Can Prepare For Your 2018 Part 1: Reflection

  Hi bAw family!   The New Year is LITERALLY around the corner. Can you believe it??! I feel like I blinked and 11 months swooshed by. It’s crazy how life can happen to you sometimes which is why I decided to do this post.   Just FYI: this blog post is a tad long … Continue reading How You Can Prepare For Your 2018 Part 1: Reflection

Our Perfect Expectations Of Love

  There is no such thing as a guy who is “ready for marriage”.   Well, this is the conclusion I have come to based on endless hours of reading up on relationships and marriage, and speaking to married folks that I respect and look up to.   For some reason, our generation has been … Continue reading Our Perfect Expectations Of Love

You’re Not The Only One by Larissa Subira

  Growing up, I had no real concept of what depression or any kind of mental disorder was. I began having some understanding when I started to have panic attacks when I was 18 and in my final year of high school. These episodes were periodic, mainly around exam time.   I would have episodes … Continue reading You’re Not The Only One by Larissa Subira

Guest Post: Why Your Life May Need To Fall Apart by Norma Mzizi

  Becoming 'Norma Natural' has been a difficult, lonely yet fulfilling process. I was exhausted one Sabbath evening and as I lay on my bed I tried to figure out what it was that had me so tired on a day I should be feeling rejuvenated. Didn't the answer come pouring like an open tap.....I was … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Your Life May Need To Fall Apart by Norma Mzizi