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

The Struggle of Feeling Left Behind: A YouTube Live Conversation

  It's 2 years later and this post is so bittersweet... I shared my struggle of feeling left behind by my peers in terms of my career, finances and love life. Fast forward to 2019 and the feeling is not so much there any longer and there have been more lessons learnt.   I had … Continue reading The Struggle of Feeling Left Behind: A YouTube Live Conversation

Deconstructing Patriarchal Theology by Pastor Mente

  Manhood has been a subject of discussion in recent times.  With the emergence of Feminism, boys or men have become even more conscious about what being a man means.   I remember growing up, young and ignorant, masculinity boiled down to sexuality and there was no debate about it. I later learnt that for … Continue reading Deconstructing Patriarchal Theology by Pastor Mente

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 the caption, “You had 54 REAL African countries to choose from”.   I totally identified … Continue reading The Black Panther Aftermath: A Reflection of Our Shared Truth by Lerato Oguntoye

Cyclone Idai – Here’s How We Can Help

Hey Fam   And Happy Wednesday once again!   How’s your week been lady? I hope it hasn’t been all that bad. Mine has been crazy busy! Ever had a day where you literally wish you could be Joshua and get God to make time stand still? This has been me all week. Lol! Not … Continue reading Cyclone Idai – Here’s How We Can Help

What You Can Look Forward To At bAw In 2019

    Hey fam   Happy New Year to those I haven’t yet wished! I know we’re well into the first month and the year may not feel as new, but it’s never too late to wish the best for others for what’s ahead.   It’s 21:25 on Tuesday and I’m exhausted. I had a … Continue reading What You Can Look Forward To At bAw In 2019

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part III) by Vee Nkambule

Today is the final instalment of our three-part fictional series on Nosi, a young married woman struggling with the resentment she has developed after losing a baby and the love in her marriage.   In our last post, she had begun her journey to healing yet she still felt empty and lost. Find out how … Continue reading Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part III) by Vee Nkambule

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part II) by Vee Nkambule

Today’s post is part two of a three-part fictional series. It is a continuation of the story about Nosi, a young married black African woman, who lost her unborn baby as well as the love in her marriage. She’s also lost her faith and has a lot of resentment that has built up over time. … Continue reading Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part II) by Vee Nkambule

#BodyGoals: A Holistic Look At Women’s Health by Taffy Dube

Good morning fam   Today’s blog post rounds off our theme for the month which has been Mental Health and Sisterhood. Taffy shares her personal experience with becoming healthier physically as well as mentally and emotionally, and why this is key for us as women. Enjoy this candid and uplifting post.   I remember being … Continue reading #BodyGoals: A Holistic Look At Women’s Health by Taffy Dube

Loveless by Ashanda McCants

Slavery was one of the cruellest systems created by mankind and one that continues to negatively impact us as black people whether or not we acknowledge it. It has altered our minds, our DNA, our relationships, and our identity. It has also had an adverse impact on our familial relationships.   Today’s post is by … Continue reading Loveless by Ashanda McCants