It saddens me a little, the things that black people are forced to celebrate. A black South African woman with her own hair goes on a beauty pageant and wins it, and we are all celebrating, not the win itself, but the fact that a dark-skinned woman with her own hair on her head won...A … Continue reading Black People, Please Stop Celebrating Things Which Are Supposed To Be Normal To Us? Miss Universe?
Some time last year, I did a blended Families Series but never got to talk about one of the most challenging aspects of a blended family. Discipline. Allowing a stepfather to discipline the children is something I found to be challenging in a blended family dynamic, especially at the beginning of my relationship with Nino. … Continue reading Blended Families; The Best Day Of My Life Was When My Dad Came To Live With Us
Since I wrote a letter to Febbie, my ex- mother in law, a few weeks ago, my inbox has been flooded with messages from women all over the world who grew up in Africa, especially Zimbabwe. They reported to have had a similar certain Febbie in their life who abused them mercilessly and traumatised them. Some of … Continue reading Introducing JAW: Writing Therapy For The Abused African Girl Child
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
The bible says we should give thanks to God and testify of His good deeds. The bible also says we go through trials so we can encourage others one day. As my baby is about to turn two, I am compelled to share my journey of one of the most painful times of my life, when … Continue reading Pregnant And Alone
Pencil Art And Poetry By Jean Gasho Her veil is the envy of many women When they see her in all her glory Adorned with flowers and immaculate pearls Shining brighter than a shooting star Even when she walks in the garden The majestic butterfly is enchanted by her Outside they see a woman in … Continue reading Beyond The Veil
I always had a fascination with inspirational public figures, especially their faces, drawing my first sketch portrait of singer Monica at the age of 14, then at 15 I won a prize for best artist competing with white talented boys from private schools, I didn't have oil paints or special brushes, I only had a … Continue reading My Recent Artwork; Pencil By Jean