During the inauguration of the new president and his vice in the USA, the world witnessed the very first second gentleman in the history of the United States. For some, it was refreshing to see a woman in the limelight and her man supporting her - this was very different from the norm of women … Continue reading Are gender roles and expectations putting pressure on women?
Month: Jan 2021
Colourism in our beauty narratives!
A few years ago, Gilbert Arenas made some disturbing comments about dark skinned black women and he had some not so nice things to say about Lupita Nyong’o. It took him some time to acknowledge that his comments were not healthy especially for young black girls who were finding themselves and dealing with their exclusion … Continue reading Colourism in our beauty narratives!
When disrespect and mockery is disguised as humour!
We all need a bit of humour in our lives to make the serious moments more bearable - over the years,I have learned to laugh at my not so proud moments and mistakes after the initial despair . Most importantly, I am learning to quiet the very harsh critic that lives rent free inside my … Continue reading When disrespect and mockery is disguised as humour!
In all you do this 2021, be patient with yourself.
At the start of each new year, I like to purchase a new notebook to write down my thoughts and goals for the year ahead. However, this year, I wanted to do things differently - after all, 2020 was an extraordinary year and I most certainly am not the same person I was when 2020 … Continue reading In all you do this 2021, be patient with yourself.