No One Wants a Strong Black woman.

There is a cloud of pressure that hangs over black women in our society. The pressure to be strong, independent, confident, among other things. We are ‘queens’ if we do not break down when something saddening happens to us, or if we do not fight back and take it elegantly. We are applauded for acting […]

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Worth More Than

This story begins with the disco hall near my residence (residence because apartment is too generous and rental is too modest). It is 2AM in the morning and because it is a Public Holiday, the entire neighbourhood is treated to a generous supply of loud rocking music. The first time I noticed the disco hall […]

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Never Go Back – A Book Review

How many times do we do the same things we vowed we’d never do? How many times do we go through the same experiences that gave us sleepless and tearful nights? Do we ever find ourselves dating the same person, only having a different face, name and address from our last traumatic relationship? Could it […]

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Self-deprecation Is Not Humility

C.S Lewis wrote, “humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less”. The culture of self-deprecation seems to have replaced the real meaning of being modest. The first time I realised I have a problem with talking about myself and my abilities, was in college. I was asked to describe what I […]

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Ignorance, Biases or Just Misogyny?

“Why are you doing this to yourself? Wouldn’t something more feminine be more appropriate for you?” If I got a penny every time I heard these words since the start of my Electrical Engineering degree, I would be a millionaire! “Oh! So you are one of those smart girls? And you also defend women rights?!” […]

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The Unsung House Manager

If you were to ask a six year old about the career path they would choose, you would hear answers such as ‘doctor, soldier, chef, teacher etc. What about a housewife? Do you think she would confidently raise her hand and gladly say she wants to be a housewife? A housewife goes out of her […]

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