How often do we talk about our mental health?

As black women, how often do we talk about our mental health? History has shown that the main stereotypes of black women are the Strong Black Woman and the Angry Black Woman, and this has impacted how we see ourselves and how people treat us. Experiences may vary globally,...

Blood & Water, Netflix’s Teen Drama Sensation

Blood & Water is a new and exciting teen series from South Africa, which follows Puleng Khumalo, a sixteen-year-old girl on her mission to find her sister. From the mystery and scandal of her sister’s disappearance, the intense relationships, exciting romances and suspense, this has everything you need in...

2020

Photo: Chiamaka Nwolisa  In this day and age, we are still dealing with issues of race and gender inequality. When you think about all those who have fought for equality and freedom in the past, it’s hard to imagine that in 2020 we are witnessing atrocities and injustices to...

Maya’s Ideas

Maya Penn is a gifted 19-year-old award-winning founder and CEO of a sustainable fashion brand, Maya’s Ideas. She is an eco-designer, a philanthropist, a 3 times TED Talk speaker, a filmmaker, animator, artist and an Author. Starting at just 8 years old, Maya turned her ideas into beautifully created...

Netflix’s first all-girl Superhero animation series from Africa

When I first heard that Netflix was launching an all-girl superhero animation series from Africa, I was excited. A cartoon that has more than just girl power, but a positive representation of young black African characters in a world of their own. Written by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, it...

Uplifting the Next Generation of Black Women

I was fortunate enough to get a limited edition signed copy of Slay in Your Lane, The Black Girl Bible from Foyles bookshop. I was discussing the buzz around this new and exciting book with friends when I also found out about the Guardian Live event hosted by Afua...

About this blog

This blog will highlight the successes of women of colour, with the hopes of uplifting the next generation of black women and inspiring anyone interested in exploring these stories. I aim to share achievements from around the world, including those that may not be instantly recognisable, but could be...