Prayer: A Weapon Not Used Often by Sithabile Sibanda

  Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)   I grew up in a Christian home, went to church every week and tried not to break any commandments.  Over time church going seemed like a routine and prayer wasn't important, until about four years or so ago.   I had reached a point where I was … Continue reading Prayer: A Weapon Not Used Often by Sithabile Sibanda

From My Mother’s Daughter To My Daughter’s Mother by Sbongile Lugube

  My Mother’s Daughter     Photo Cred: Agen Judi Bola Tumblr   Strange. Mysterious. Confusing. Strong. Fearsome. These are the words 10 year old me would use to describe the quiet woman who birthed me. The intimidating presence whose silence carried so much weight that an entire conversation was had without a single word … Continue reading From My Mother’s Daughter To My Daughter’s Mother by Sbongile Lugube

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

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

Marriage Is Lonely by Hlano

In the run up leading to your wedding I’m sure you received a ton of marriage advice. Some of it solicited, most of it unsolicited. And I’m sure in the many words of wisdom, quotes and tit bits that you’ve received, you’ve heard people say, “What goes on in your marriage is between you and … Continue reading Marriage Is Lonely by Hlano

The Evolution of bAw

    Hi family!   And a Happy New Year to each one of you! I hope you had a good break and I wish you God’s best for your 2018! No plan, wish or desire will ever surpass the plans/purposes God has for your life.   You may have noticed that there are quite … Continue reading The Evolution of bAw

How You Can Prepare For Your 2018 Part 2: Planning Ahead

  Hi again Fam!   So last week I shared briefly on how you can begin to prepare for your 2018 by reflecting on your 2017. Today we take it a step further and we look ahead. The questions you reflected on last week were aimed at giving you a clearer picture of your present … Continue reading How You Can Prepare For Your 2018 Part 2: Planning Ahead

Countdown To The “No Shade Gala Dinner” And What To Expect!

  Hi bAw Fam   We’re hosting our final event of the year on Saturday, 4 November and it’s going to be our best yet! I just wanted to share the journey to this final get-together and to also give you a glimpse of what you can expect for that evening.   THE JOURNEY TO … Continue reading Countdown To The “No Shade Gala Dinner” And What To Expect!

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