For Black Girls Only I have an early memory of a conversation that I once had with a distant aunt of mine who said to me, “you’re such a dark beauty. Even the white people used to want to kiss you and play with you whenever your mother took you with her to East London.” … Continue reading
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Behind the Business: Anissa Mpungwe; Loin Cloth and Ashes
We love inspiring stories from amazing people across the globe who are doing great things. This week’s feature focuses on Anissa Mpungwe. Anissa Mpungwe is the Founder and Designer at South African fashion label Loin Cloth and Ashes. Who is Anissa Mpungwe? I’m quite a reserved person. I’m not always around people I don’t know. … Continue reading
Chest Paining: Going Through ‘The Chesties’ After A Bad Breakup
Have you ever had that horrible feeling of a black hole sitting where your heart is supposed to be? Consuming all your happiness – bringing nothing but grief. You sit in the dark, in denial of what you’re really going through. Yes child, you’re chest paining. Getting through a break up is not easy. All … Continue reading
Pseudo-Conscious Fuckboys: Defining what a hotep is and tips on protecting yourself from hoteps
Being a black woman is painful. You wake up every day and have to deal with the endless injustices of this world based on your skin color and your gender. So now, it takes a special kind of woman to go through the violence we go through on the daily and, still deal with a … Continue reading
Thato Kgatlhanye and Rea Ngwane: recycles plastic bags and turns them into schoolbags
The world can be a very dark place – in both the literal and figurative sense. Even though the majority of South Africans living in formal dwellings have access to basic needs such as water and electricity, many living in informal settlements such as shacks, do not. With the growing need and urgency to do … Continue reading
16 days of activism: How dare you wear a mini skirt?!
16 Days Of Activism Against The Abuse Of Women and Children is an annual government-led campaign that takes place in South Africa – a country where the abuse of women and children is very widespread – and seeks to combat that violence using tools such as social media, television and radio advertising to raise awareness. … Continue reading
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