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.   We’re still in #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and so I thought I would share my testimony in … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: How God Released Me From Negative Strongholds by Sonia Dee

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

Does Your Tribe Do This For You? by Larissa Subira

  Hi fam   This month, we have been focused on mental health and sisterhood – how our friendships form part of us cultivating a healthier mindset. Today’s post is by one of our bAw team members and she provides 6 important qualities of a good friend. Enjoy!     I don’t know about you … Continue reading Does Your Tribe Do This For You? by Larissa Subira

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

bAw Event: H.E.R. Retreat 2018

Hey fam!   Today’s post is a bit different. It’s more of an exciting announcement for our ladies in Johannesburg (and those willing to come down)!   bAw is proud to present the sequel to the H.E.R. (Healing, Exhaling, Reflecting) Hike — H.E.R. Retreat.     Who is the H.E.R. Retreat for?   For the … Continue reading bAw Event: H.E.R. Retreat 2018

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