It’s Complicated by Anonymous

  Hi fam   The month of November has the world focused on activism against abuse and violence in our society. We at bAw chose to focus on this topic as well, but we chose to offer insights into it from the parties to abuse that are rarely ever heard from. One of those is … Continue reading It’s Complicated by Anonymous

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 opens up about the heart-ache she has experienced in marriage. I honestly thought long and … Continue reading The Life Of A Single Married Woman by Anonymous

End It Now: Abuse Prevention Day

Hi bAw Family   This is a quick check-in to invite all the ladies in the Johannesburg area to join in on a conversation about abuse and where the church fits into all of that. You will get an opportunity to listen to messages of hope and to hear testimonies from survivors of abuse. Yours … Continue reading End It Now: Abuse Prevention Day

Guest Post: Maybe Things Need To Fall Apart by Larissa Subira

  I have been wracking my brain on what to write - what else I could say that has not been already said about abuse.  Many discussions have been had: we’ve been told the signs to watch out for (see the article from two weeks ago); and we’ve been told about the maladies in us … Continue reading Guest Post: Maybe Things Need To Fall Apart by Larissa Subira

Warning Signs That You Are In An Abusive/Unhealthy Relationship

  Disclaimer: This article should not be substituted for psychological/medical advice. It is based on personal experiences and lessons garnered from my studies and personal reading plus the experiences of those around me.   The issue of violence and abuse in the South African community has garnered much attention in recent months, and rightfully so. … Continue reading Warning Signs That You Are In An Abusive/Unhealthy Relationship

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4 Truths That Helped Me to Break Through Abuse

I recently stumbled upon an (allegedly) old song of Alicia Keys’ called ‘Brand New Me’. For about 2 weeks straight this was my daily anthem! This song speaks so truly to a journey that I believe many women walk. One that I am starting to see more and more black African women (bAw) begin to … Continue reading 4 Truths That Helped Me to Break Through Abuse