Free Advice from Lisa Nyamurowa…

So last week I was reading up on Lashana Lynch, of the Captain Marvel fame who has been tapped to be the next Bond. Yes, she, a female and yes, the next #007. Not only is she going to be the first black person to be selected for the role, she is also the first female Bond! Awesome right? Which led to a whole discussion about gender conformity, pushing of the female agenda and feminism, the whole she-bang. Yes, the pun was intended-get it? I also learnt that during the month of August (Women's month in South Africa. A whole…

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Coffee with Uncle B

mini bio: A shaper of the African Blogging community who believes in storytelling’s power to challenge perspectives and change narratives by raising awareness and initiating necessary conversations. An avid reader who writes on the beauty and chaos of the place he calls home as he celebrates the mystery and magic in his ancestry on http://BecomingTheMuse.net I feel powerful when: I write. I can't do magic so I write Icons: Octavia Butler, Nnedi Orakofor, Novuyo Tshuma, Oliver Mtukudzi Best advice you have ever received: Do not die with your story untold Happy Place: A quiet place where I can put my…

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State Of Ellen: Ellen Mubwanda’s Story

Ellen Mubwanda was born Davidzo Ellen Mubwandarikwa on the 3rd of September 1995. She grew up in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, amidst the hustle & bustle of the city life. Her junior school education was in Blakiston Junior School where all of her future interests would be incubated. Ellen is the oldest out of 4 siblings. She grew up a busy but curious child, forever wandering about in her environment. Valerie, Ellen's mother is always quoted saying "Yes, being a firstborn, and having a tough Dad, she wanted so much to please. I knew she'd would be some sort…

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DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

Since 1991, June 16 has been declared as the Day of the African Child by OAU (Organisation African Unity) in honour of those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976. One may ask what really happened on June 16, 1976? Students from numerous Soweto schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 which forced all black schools to use Afrikaans and English in local schools. About ten thousand black school children marched in protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their…

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The Haunting Shadow of a Single Lady

Almost everyone has that single friend who no matter what says she's ok with being single and enjoys her life so much that you can even begin to envy her. Her life seems to be perfect, well on track and drama-free but have you ever asked yourself if she doesn't have her own dramas that could  probably be complicated more than your dating issues. Well, in this case, the single girl in my friend's circle happens to me and this is my story... I wake up each day, look out of my window and see one or two couples jogging past…

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Everyone has got a story to tell……

This is me today: a young lady whom most are proud of and admire. If it wasn’t for my aunt, who financed my studies until graduation, l might have been a teenage mom like most of the girls in my hood. I am a girl in my early 20s, born into a family of seven, I was the last one to suck the breasts of my widowed mom. My mom was a hardworking woman, who crossed several borders in search of greener pastures, so we could afford the basics. As a kid, I spent most of my days in the…

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Chasing In Stilettos: MIllicent-Kudzai

It is a great honour to have been nominated to speak on this platform, and I tell you it has made it to my list of many achievements in life... (esp. those to do with our empowerment as women). Who are you? So you are probably wondering "who is she really?" Well, im Millicent-Kudzai, a feminist at heart, stone cold on the outside but a giant warm mashmallow inside. I was born and raised in Harare Zimbabwe and did most of my education in the capital .Currently a third year student at the Catholic University and a make up artist.…

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Beauty With Brains……

  This issue is really sad to each and every single one of us......we grew up in a society where people still believed that , 'Looking good gets you further in life than being intelligent.' It might be true but not everything depends on how ridiculously good you look I know back in the day, it was all about beauty ....well nowadays its beauty and more brains.                                  You can actually seduce a man with your mind and what he learns from you, and not just…

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#WHM: Valerie Gugulethu Chingonzo

Valerie Gugulethu Chingonzo is a 25year old young woman, who is Miss University Continental Queen of Africa 2016. She was born in Harare but grew up in Bulawayo. She is the co-founder of Kuzvida Image Consultancy, which is a business that focuses on grooming, etiquette and self-image concepts, with a goal of helping men and women create a whole new being by working on someone's style and helping individuals work on their self-esteem and negative complexes . The Women and Gender studies degree and certificate in Model Grooming and Etiquette holder also owns Valbeaut Boutique, which she describes as a…

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#WHM: Sibahle Ngwenya

Sibahle Ngwenya is a 27 year old lady from Durban (Kwa-Zulu Nata, South Africa) who is a professional Hotelier, specialising in housekeeping. She is currently serving as the Assistant Housekeeper on what she considers to be “one of the best ships in the world - Seabourn.” This is her 5th year working at sea now and she is humbled by her travels, as she has gotten to see the world through a different perspective. In the 1st year of her studies at the International Hotel School, she got her first ‘Employee Of The Month’ achievement, at the beginning of her…

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