Fat? Really?

By Stella Damasus “I am pregnant.” These three words are life-changing for everyone involved. It could be good or not so good news but will definitely change lives instantly. All of a sudden, there are thoughts of a new being, new furniture, new room, extra security and safety measures, hospital visits, meal plans, changes in […]

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The Issue With Pink

By Cynthia Kinyera Pink. What first comes to mind when you think about that colour? Femininity, delicateness, romance? Growing up, I didn’t like pink. I never had anything against the sight of the colour itself, but only what it represented. It was mostly subconscious, I never fully processed why I didn’t like pink until a […]

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Qualified Beauty

By Eunice Aber Once again, Queen Bey drops a number that does not just turn ears, but hearts too. And it comes at an opportune time for me. Of late, I realised discrimination was far more complicated than black and white, or woman and man. I have since resigned to the possibility that humans are […]

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The End of a Journey

By Amandla Karungi Sometimes we can tell it’s over. Sometimes we can’t. When it comes to natural hair, one YouTuber, Ijeoma Kola, who formerly went by the name Klassy Kinks posted a vlog where she said her natural hair journey was over. She was not cutting it all off or getting it ‘relaxed’. She would […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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I Am Me

By Ifedayo Ward “Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of […]

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Mapping Our Own World

By Amandla Karungi Uganda’s fashion industry has come a long way from the days when just shoving kitenge material onto anything would do as fashion. We are now experimenting with new material and designs, including a modern take on an ancient material which comes from the bark of a tree; bark cloth by African designer José […]

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African Beauty Entrepreneurs You Need To Know!

By Mako Muzenda Beauty is a global, billion-dollar industry. From cosmetics and skincare to fragrances and hair products, the business of beauty is lucrative and constantly expanding. Several African companies have made their own imprint in an industry dominated by European and American products, and for anyone who wants to support local brands and still […]

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