Real Life Stories

10 Years of Abuse

Written by an author who chose to remain anonymous “Mngani, Fidelis came home this morning, when I asked where he had been all night and why he didn’t answer my calls, he told me ‘what are you, my mother?’ And then he closed the door to the bathroom and took a shower, dressed and left […]

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Real Life Stories

3 Reasons Behind Starting My Own Blog

By Thandeka Dube of African Tea I started my blog, African Tea, at a time when I was desperate to find and live in my purpose. I felt that in order to live my best life I had to first find my purpose and everything would align once I walked in it. I would be […]

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Real Life Stories

The Right To Just Be Me

By Khanyisile Msebenzi In my first year of studies I had to write an assignment that included reflecting on how I express my African-ness.  I was baffled, because my being African should not require me presenting myself in any way other than my authentic self.  So there shouldn’t have to be a uniform or identifiable […]

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Real Life Stories

Building A Support System

By Wezizwe Ginindza Any kind of relationship, whether it is business related, a friendship or romantic, there is always an aim or desired end. Good relationships are important because we need people around us to point out the wrong and the right, to pick us up when we have fallen, and to remind us to […]

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Real Life Stories

How I Survived My Own Mampintsha

Written by Anonymous The video of Babes Wodumo that went viral touched a very sore spot for me, and even though years have passed, I am still raw from my experience at being abused by a man I loved, a man I had thought taught me what love is up until that time.  A man […]

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Activism, health

Vagina Love is Self-Love

The world thinks that vaginas are scary and gross. Maybe it’s because women menstruate? Interestingly, “menstruation is the only blood that is not born from violence, yet it’s the one that disgusts you the most”- Maia Schwartz. Its as if vaginas are dreadful like Voldemort from Harry Potter, “[S]he who shall not be named”. So, […]

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