Our Hopes For The New Year

    Hey bAw fam!   I really hope that your year has got off to a good start. Today’s post is a bit light-hearted. The bAw Team and I just wanted to share what we’re hoping for in 2018 so we can keep each other encouraged. And to hopefully motivate someone who hasn’t really … Continue reading Our Hopes For The New Year

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

You’re Not The Only One by Larissa Subira

  Growing up, I had no real concept of what depression or any kind of mental disorder was. I began having some understanding when I started to have panic attacks when I was 18 and in my final year of high school. These episodes were periodic, mainly around exam time.   I would have episodes … Continue reading You’re Not The Only One by Larissa Subira

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

Guest Post: The Most Harmful Ingredients in Shampoo for Naturals by Patrina

  If you’re looking at the most harmful ingredients in shampoo, you should know that not all the ingredients on this list are detrimental to all people. Our natural hair requires different ingredients than the products available on the beauty supply shelf. As we gain more knowledge about natural hair, we come to realize that … Continue reading Guest Post: The Most Harmful Ingredients in Shampoo for Naturals by Patrina

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

Things I Wish Black African Queens Would Realize – Open Letter From A Black African King

  Dear black African Queen, Do you get that many civilisations are born through you and because of you? It may come to others as though I am being biased because I am black and have been raised by you, a black woman. If you look around, however, Nubian Queen, you’ll notice, many other races … Continue reading Things I Wish Black African Queens Would Realize – Open Letter From A Black African King

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