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 and the change yet still to take place in disseminating the stigma that surrounds mental … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: A Love Story of Pain, Purpose and Faith by Babalwa Nkente

Women’s Month Post: In Conversation With Isabelle Kamariza

Isabelle is a humble, 33-year old woman from Rwanda who is currently the President and Founder of Solid’Africa. Solid Africa is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that supports vulnerable patients in public health facilities by providing them with food, clearing their medical bills and paying for their bus fares home amongst other things.   Isabelle is … Continue reading Women’s Month Post: In Conversation With Isabelle Kamariza

Our Miseducation About Prayer by Gail Masondo

Growing up, prayer was just something I learnt to do through my great aunts, great grand-parents and grand-parents. You recited prayers for meal time, and mornings and evening time in the form of Psalm 23 or the model prayer - The Lord's Prayer ( Matthew 5:13).   Reciting prayers did not include a personal knowing of who God was or His desire to be known, … Continue reading Our Miseducation About Prayer by Gail Masondo

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

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

Guest Post: How Going Natural Was A Journey Of Love by Paloma Ka-David Ncoco

    Are you confident? Headstrong? Did you believe "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?" So was I till the day I decided to do something different.   I was 17 going on 18 and I had been relaxing my hair for years. If it wasn't relaxed it … Continue reading Guest Post: How Going Natural Was A Journey Of Love by Paloma Ka-David Ncoco

17 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Turned 21

  Towards the end of last year, my aunt asked me to help her put together some advice/words of encouragement for a young lady who was turning 21 years old. She asked me to think about what I wish I had been told or what I wish I had known at the age of 21. … Continue reading 17 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Turned 21

Guest Post: Dealing With Disappointment When We Move In Faith by Rumbidzayi Dube

I am a thinker, a wonderer. When I am overwhelmed with thoughts and emotions, I find writing helps relieve the pressure like an acupuncture of the soul. I ‘recently’ took a step in faith. Well, it has been a journey of 20 odd months in the making with each stage requiring that I move in … Continue reading Guest Post: Dealing With Disappointment When We Move In Faith by Rumbidzayi Dube

Natural Hair Appreciation High Tea

Good morning Lady, The Natural Hair Appreciation High Tea Event is nearly booked out! Don’t miss out on this important conversation around hair identity, self-care and loving your coils.   Confirm your RSVP by making payment before the 25th of March. You can contact Sonia Dube at sonia.dube3@gmail.com or 083 937 4969 for banking details. … Continue reading Natural Hair Appreciation High Tea

Guest Post: Busted! Caught Red-Handed by Sithabile Sibanda

Photo Cred: MTG Focus   “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.” – Proverbs 3:15 Do you know your value? Are you aware of what you are worth? How often have you found yourself in the same place over and over again? … Continue reading Guest Post: Busted! Caught Red-Handed by Sithabile Sibanda