Happy International Women’s Day

Dear woman, You are phenomenal and worthy to be celebrated! Wishing you a beautiful day filled with the love, kindness, tenderness and compassion that you so freely pour out into those around you! With love, Sonia Dee  

bAw Survey 2017

Hi bAw family! This is just a reminder that our survey is still open and we'd love to hear how we can best cater to your needs in 2017!  Thank you to those who have already responded. If you would still like to respond, please go ahead and fill out the below form. Thank you, … Continue reading bAw Survey 2017

The Institutionalisation of Xenophobia

Such a powerfully personal and poignant expression of the experience of foreign black Africans in South Africa. What are your thoughts around the xenophobic attacks in the country?

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I really wasn’t going to say anything about the most recent xenophobic attacks and anti-foreigner marches taking place in South Africa. But, my palms were itching. I am no journalist or political activist of sorts. I am a human being. One with an opinion and a platform to share this.

My initial thought to not get involved was not due to apathy as some might think. No. The thing is, we keep coming to this point over and over again. Every couple of months, there is an outcry against blatant xenophobic attacks where foreign nationals in South Africa are displaced, undergo irrational and inhumane treatment from their fellow African brothers because “they do not belong”.

There have been many hashtags, Tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, articles and the like speaking out against this. Which is all great. But why do we keep coming back to this same place?

Janine Jellars put…

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bAw Survey 2017

  Hi there bAw family 🙂 So, I need your help. I'm doing a quick survey to try and determine some of the key issues that young black African women are grappling with and desire healing and encouragement over. The aim is to start sessions (under this bAw community) where we come together to eat, … Continue reading bAw Survey 2017

8 Random Musings from my Time in Thailand

Enjoying Phi Phi island with my girlfriend Brie earlier this month. I recently had the opportunity of travelling to Thailand with 4 sister friends of mine. We spent a week in the beautiful Phuket and the vibrant Bangkok and while there, I observed and was reminded of a few powerful lessons. I must say that … Continue reading 8 Random Musings from my Time in Thailand