A Chat with Radio Host & Beauty Non-Conformist, Sherlin Barends

by Thursday, October 19, 2017

Towards the end of 2012, KFM Breakfast presenter and feminist Sherlin Barends refused to keep up with beauty standards or the obsession with female beauty being equivalent to a hairstyle, its length or colour any longer…so she shaved off her shoulder length hair and never looked back. Her goal was ...

Exam Eats: What to Feed Your Mind While You Study

by Monday, October 9, 2017

Being a student can be very demanding on our bodies. Often we might find it difficult to get our balance right, especially during exam time. We know that there is nutrition insecurity amongst our student populations at university. Why is nutrition important in this critical time of learning? Let's get ...

Moyin Oloruntoba is our Social Star

by Friday, October 6, 2017

Cape Town-based, Nigerian born Moyin Oloruntoba is one of three finalists in the Social Star competition that gets to jet off to Mauritius on Samsung's dime. The 26 year old was selected from 377 entries to spend time with the best in the business including businesswomen and ex-Miss South Africa, Jo-Ann ...

This Woman is Painting the Fashion World RED

by Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tshego 'Red' Mosiane is a 21 year-old freelance fashion writer, curator, director, producer and Founder of REconnecteD. She has dedicated her life to creating the kind of fashion content that she believes is directly needed in South Africa. Many may know Red from her trending fashion critique threads on Twitter ...

5 Things to Know about Vuyi Zondi and her Skincare Business

by Wednesday, October 4, 2017

You may have heard of the Corium Naturals skincare range already but did you know that the founder is a young black woman? Vuyi Zondi, a management consultant, spoke to Tim Modise on Touch HD Online about how she runs and sustains her skincare brand. This is what we found ...

The Collective Experience: Surviving An Anti-Black Space

by Friday, September 29, 2017

I wrote today about leaving a toxic space with a broken heart. I wrote this because I was feeling nostalgic for evenings spent after work in the office, with amazing people. Evenings where we relished basking in one another’s magic and just, being. Those evenings were important when you felt ...

Turn 2 of Your Regular Routines into Self-Care Musts

by Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Putting your smart-phone on flight mode, going on that 20 minute run, finishing a chapter in your current read or running a bubble bath and sitting in it until your fingers and toes prune - all of these are forms of self-care. The 2017 woman knows that she can switch ...

Amaqhawekazi are keeping East London girls in school

by Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Amaqhawekazi, which when translated to English means “Heroines”, is an organization built and run by a group of ladies who strongly believe in empowering the nation through the empowerment of young black girls who come from underprivileged homes. They collectively identify themselves as Amaqhawekazi. – Elungile Mbanjwa Amaqhawekazi is a community ...

A Fresh Yet Familiar Intro Into Spring by MRP

by Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mr Price invited us to Cape Town to view their upcoming 2017 Spring and Summer collection. Many of the clothes from the various MRP brands are on trend and perfect for this summer. The boudoir touches of lace and sheer in the Oakridge collection were my favourite. Simple, classic and good quality. ...

Sisterhood for Sale

by Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We have seen a global wave of empowering communication aimed at appealing mostly to girls and womxn. Womxn, in all of their complex glory are finally going mainstream! This brand of communication has us all in awe of how represented we all feel, finally we are seen and seem to ...

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