Why, as women, do we attach so much of our self-worth on how a man acts? To what he is attracted to? Just because a man likes other men, it does not make him gay. I have seen my fellow sisters write off men because he had sexual relations with a man and has beenContinue reading “One of The Many Unhealthy Parts of Masculinity.”
AMPLIFIED VOICES: In Her Own Words, Mukona Kone Speaks On The Issue Of Ignorance Towards LGBTQI people.
“Are you straight?”, this interrogative and deeply personal question is what is often used in clubs and every other social gathering where people of the Queer community and heterosexuals are gathered at the same time. Of course, this is not used in any vain or malice but in attempts to protect both parties to preventContinue reading “AMPLIFIED VOICES: In Her Own Words, Mukona Kone Speaks On The Issue Of Ignorance Towards LGBTQI people.”
Earlier this month (February) I found myself stalking a local designer, Mufaro Mukoki and her fashion brand Mukoki Official and I was swept off my skinny feet by her designs and philosophy. Having been intrigued by her work, I shared her collection tagged “Fire and Blood” on my stories where I briefly narrated her story.Continue reading “DESIGNER’S NOTE: FIRE AND BLOOD collection by Mukoki Official”
Every single unwanted pregnancy involves a sperm. How that sperm got involved should never be a litmus of what happens to that pregnancy. Often times, I would hear my aunt, who is very Christian and a Nurse by profession say, “she was not raped, so I don’t understand why she wants an abortion.” That wouldContinue reading “Keep your hands off this body!”
Kwena Baloyi, Instagram think I was among the many hundreds of South Africans who were excited for Shudufadzo Musida for winning the prestigious Miss SA 2020/2021. It was not only because she is a homie but It was also huge win for all of us (black folks) especially after the terrible year that no oneContinue reading “#DEARMISSSA: Revolutionary Black Women Against the Status Quo”
Cover Story: Philanande Xanti Talks Hopes and Dreams of Being Part of the Next Generation of Mainstream Modelling…
Catch up with the creative issue’s cover star, Philanande Xanti, who through a series of images shares with us her journey in the industry. Phila recalls days when she wasn’t confident enough to call herself a model for several reasons. photographed by Azola Fumba. Makeup by Lizelihle Tize. Styled by herself. Although having been aContinue reading “Cover Story: Philanande Xanti Talks Hopes and Dreams of Being Part of the Next Generation of Mainstream Modelling…”
There’s a joke circulating on Facebook of an African parent whose daughter just told her that she suffers from depression saying, “Depression is for white people,wena tsea nama oje.” We laugh about it, not because it’s funny, but because it happens and lacks the perfect response. It just makes you sink deeper into depression, makesContinue reading “Black people are sophisticated,too.”
Cover Story: Izibele T on Deconstructing The Norm around Mental Health and Inculcating the New ‘Norm’
“I hope one day we can all be free to talk about mental health and be okay with seeking help”. Perhaps this quote from Taraji p Henson’s interview with Self Magazine is fitting to start this body of work as it comes close to contextualising what this article is essentially about; acknowledging the people thatContinue reading “Cover Story: Izibele T on Deconstructing The Norm around Mental Health and Inculcating the New ‘Norm’”
The newly crowned Miss SA is the 24 year old Shudufadzo Abigail Musida from ha-Masia in Venda. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria, a mental health awareness and empowering especially for women and children advocate, and is the face of Nimue, a skincareContinue reading “Another Black girl that rocks.”
When the constitution writing process in 1995 started, an ad was put out to the public asking, “What is South Africa all about?” It read “20 million women, 18 million men, 8 religions, 25 church denominations, 31 cultural groups,14 languages, 9 race groups, ONE country.”. This is an idea of the rainbow nation. Of course,Continue reading “Keeping Stellenbosch White Again”
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