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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Announcing ‘Teakisi Woman Talk’ – 2020 Speakers!

I can’t believe it’s only about 3 weeks left to the second annual Teakisi Woman Talk. With the year we are having, it just simply feels strange and at times overwhelming – but we must push on. However hard at times it is, we have to hope for better days. For those who don’t know […]

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Being Powerful Is A State Of Mind

By Naide Obiang This morning, like few of them lately, is full of uncertainties. But, for philosopher Bob Proctor, “each day holds something good for us. We just have to find it.” The secret is, if we remain faithful to the image of our life that we have created in our mind; such image will […]

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Wear Your Big Girl Panties

By Felly Oyuga I am going through my Whatsapp and come across a post in one of our groups.  The post is about a woman who posted on Facebook that her husband watches porn with their six-year-old son. She then claims to cry about it daily. Everyone’s typical reaction is rage against the husband. Understandably. […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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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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