Being A Mother Is Not An Excuse To Let Yourself Go

Today marks exactly 8 weeks (2 months) since Charo was born and I am celebrating because I feel healthy, happy and blessed. Yesterday my 8 year old son Kunashe who is my photographer, took some pictures of me, and some of my followers asked me what my beauty secrets where. Beauty is a natural gift, … Continue reading Being A Mother Is Not An Excuse To Let Yourself Go

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Everyone Wants A Light Skinned Baby

Yes, I know. Backward thinking. Colonized corroded mentality. Mental slavery at it's best. Pathetic Self-hating mindset. Who would say such a thing? 'Everyone wants a light skinned baby'. Well, that is what one slave, a self-hating Zimbabwean man said on my Facebook page in response to my article on my beautiful new baby Charo. I … Continue reading Everyone Wants A Light Skinned Baby

Charo My Melanin Goddess

I have never understood the obsession with light skin among black people. All my girls are blessed with melanin-rich skin, and they are beyond beautiful, inside and out. They ooze black beauty, especially our latest addition to the family, Charo. She is dark and beautiful. I could not help but share these gorgeous pictures of her … Continue reading Charo My Melanin Goddess

Returning To The Innocence Of Breastfeeding

As this month celebrates International Womens Day, I will be writing articles that encourage women to break barriers and stigmas about motherhood in the 21st Century. I am currently celebrating the birth of my 5th baby Charo, and I personally feel there is nothing more rewarding to a woman than being a mother. I totally … Continue reading Returning To The Innocence Of Breastfeeding

Why I Blame The Black Man For Black People’s Self-Hate

When I was young, growing up in Africa in a country where lighter skinned women are the epitome of beauty,  I once asked a woman whom I looked up to why women with light skin were considered more beautiful than women with dark skin. Her answer was straightforward, "Because men like women with lighter skin, … Continue reading Why I Blame The Black Man For Black People’s Self-Hate

Black Women’s Hair: The Controversy Of Wearing Weaves And Going Blonde

Hair is the crown of a woman, it defines her. It's her beauty and glory. But for the black woman, hair is more than just hair. Its a controversial issue. It's political and highly sensitive. It brings up so many debates. Black people themselves are divided when it comes to their hair. For me, my … Continue reading Black Women’s Hair: The Controversy Of Wearing Weaves And Going Blonde

Trevor Dongo’s New Song: The Self-Hate For The Dark African Woman

Zimbabwean urban musician Trevor Dongo yesterday released the You Tube video of his awaited new single Shoko ReRudo (A word of love). I tuned in to watch the video but to my horror I found the song to be rather disturbing and upsetting. The first lyrics literally put me off from listening to the rest … Continue reading Trevor Dongo’s New Song: The Self-Hate For The Dark African Woman

Why There Is Not Much MAKE-UP For Black Women In The UK High Street

So yesterday on ITV's This Morning, singer Jamelia was investigating the lack of black make-up in the UK high street shops. Jamelia said local stores are not stocking the full range of shades for black skin, especially well known high street retailers. Determined to tackle this issue, Jamelia has confronted leading high street retailers to … Continue reading Why There Is Not Much MAKE-UP For Black Women In The UK High Street