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 of love as African Christians is something that many of us grapple with as young … Continue reading bAw African Love Series S2: Cain & Nomusa (Episode 1)

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 of May, we at bAw were focused on the gift of Motherhood and the joys, … Continue reading bAw African Love Series: Sebastine & Madi Alagwu (Episode 2)

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 matters of money. Yes, it is a product of poverty and struggle, but maaaaan, why … Continue reading Diary Of A Zim Girl Trying To Live It Real by Rumbidzayi

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

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

Guest Post: I Was Hijacked By Lupus by Nompumelelo Simango

  Imagine driving down a quiet suburb, with beautiful scenery, on a Sunday afternoon and then suddenly you are confronted by a couple of assailants; they smash your window, demand that you get out of your car with a gun pointed in your direction. Can you imagine how you would feel? The fear, the confusion, … Continue reading Guest Post: I Was Hijacked By Lupus by Nompumelelo Simango

The Hardest Thing About Being A Single Christian Woman

For whatever reason, God has seen it fit that I bear the cross of singleness in my life. And over the more recent years, I have been fortunate to see the blessing in my singleness.   Ever since I was in my pre-teens I have dreamt of getting married. At one point I would walk … Continue reading The Hardest Thing About Being A Single Christian Woman