OPINION

  • [Essential Read] Chika Stacy Oriuwa’s Story Is The Only Story You Should Probably Go To Bed Reading Today

    I must have changed my outfit three times, swapping casual jeans and a blouse for a knitted mid-length tunic, before finally settling on a classy black dress. I rearranged the bobby-pin network holding the kinks of my hair in perfect place. I had considered wearing braids, but in the...
  • How To Respond If Someone Says Your Natural Hair Is Unprofessional

    What would you do if a co-worker or boss said that your natural hair is unprofessional? In a chat with Destiny Connect, some women shared how they would respond if someone told them that their natural hair was unprofessional. Their answers below: Would fake work better for you? HR specialist...
  • Married Or Single, How To Thrive As A Female Entrepreneur In 2018

    Recent research suggests that married women are more likely to be successful entrepreneurs than single women The assumption is that, because married women – or women with partners – have more financial support and help with family and household responsibilities, the pressure and demands of starting a business are...
  • 30 Things Every 30+ Year Old Woman Can Relate To

    There’s no denying that after turning 30, things do begin to change a bit. The lessons you’ve learned throughout your 20s have changed your perspective on life, love and the pursuit of your happiness. And above all, that’s ultimately what becomes the most important thing to you: your happiness....
  • Single And A Mother? No Worries. Stay On Top Of Your Finances With These Fixes

    Eunice Sibiya, Head of Consumer Education at FNB, South Africa says the key to managing your finances as a single parent is being more diligent with your money and spending habits. “As a single parent, it would be helpful to have a plan that can help you during times...
  • [Opinion] Dear Black Parents: It’s Time You Did Away With the Belt

    As a child, I vividly remember being sent outside to fetch a branch from a tree that would then be used to whip me. It was a frightful experience and I often started crying way before the actual whipping itself began. I wanted to explain that I had indeed...
  • [Opinion]: For Black Women, Self-Care Can be a Radical Act​

    Take these steps to ensure your emotional well-being in a world apathetic to your needs. I shuffle into the kitchen as my mother stirs a pot bubbling with nkatenkwan—groundnut soup—my favorite. “What do you do for self care?,” I ask. She turns around, scrunches her face at my question. “Self...
  • [Health] Simple Ways To Prevent Depression

    Sometimes every person experiences apathy to work, unwillingness to do something, a gloomy and depressed mood that appears for no reason. If you also have such symptoms, then most likely this is depression. But some people are able to cope with it, while others burrow themselves into this state...
  • Anna Suberu – The Importance Of Having A Support System (Pt.2)

    For most parts of my life I have been a person who typically keeps to herself in a crowd. Every action, every gesture, was usually guarded and calculated. Not for fear but just because this is the lifestyle I have been used to. “The Silence of the African child”...