Owning Your Ugly by Sonia Dube

As a devout Christian girl who was also the firstborn daughter in an African household, “doing what was right” was of paramount importance to me:   Speaking politely. Getting the good grades. Dressing a certain way. Not being found in…

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…

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…

“Ebenezer: Thus Far the Lord Has Led Us” – An Interactive Session with the bAw Team this Friday!

Hey sis!   It’s been a whole minute – we know! 2019 keeps showing us flames, and we miss engaging you as frequently on this platform but we want you to know that we’re still here and still in your…

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 Black Panther Aftermath: A Reflection of Our Shared Truth by Lerato Oguntoye

A few of months ago I was on Twitter and saw a tweet of a group of Black ladies, based in the United States, wearing African inspired attire with the caption, “Wakanda Forever”. Another tweeter had retweeted that tweet with…

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