Wellness Wellness Guest Blog: Melissa Javan on Hiking

Wellness Guest Blog: Melissa Javan on Hiking

Hey Loves! Hope you had a great week so far. I’ve started exercising again last month and it’s not been easy, especially with the winters in the Karoo, which can be a bit harsh. However, I cannot wait for the spring weather to completely kick in. I miss my hiking adventures. Facebook Comments Related PostsExercising …

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Afro Diaries The ‘Fro Series: Merryl de Wee

The ‘Fro Series: Merryl de Wee

Hey loves. Hope you’re doing well. August 2017 marked exactly one year since I decided not to relax my hair anymore. So in light of this, I have decided to continue with my ‘Fro series. This week we’re starting with Merryl de Wee. Merryl hails from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. She is a …

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Mommy-ing I stopped giving a shit for a whole afternoon – and it was liberating!

I stopped giving a shit for a whole afternoon – and it was liberating!

Disclaimer:  I will be using a few cuss words in this post. I’m warning you… Hey loves. Hope you’ve been well. I keep hearing how moms lose their shit, and that this is normal. But when I look around me, however, I see perfectly calm moms who know exactly what they’re doing. Then I keep …

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Tea Time How body shaming can make you question everything

How body shaming can make you question everything

Hi. How have you been? So during the past few weeks, I’ve run a little experiment of sorts. I actually counted how many people would verbally judge my body. In the past week alone, I’ve had 17 people come up to me and told me how fat I’m getting. Facebook Comments

Afro Diaries Love that ‘Fro, Vrou – Kelley Felix

Love that ‘Fro, Vrou – Kelley Felix

Hey Ladies (and gents). Why did you decide to go natural? My reason to revert back to natural was that I was embarking on a journey of self-discovery, which you can read about here. I recently found a website, un-ruly.com, which is currently running a series: “Hairties: A message from this generation to the next”. …

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Afro Diaries Love That ‘Fro, Vrou: Laverne Dunn

Love That ‘Fro, Vrou: Laverne Dunn

Hey, Kinkies. I hope you’ve been doing well since our last chat. When I started my natural journey,  it was not a pleasant experience. I would get looks and comments that would sometimes shake my faith in humanity, and women in particular. During the past few months, however, I’ve heard how some women would love …

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Afro Diaries Love your ‘Fro, Vrou: Melinda Stuurman

Love your ‘Fro, Vrou: Melinda Stuurman

Hey Curlies, Boskoppe, Curlfriends, Natties… whichever group you identify as. How’s your week been? Mine’s been exciting. I adopted a dog. I’m planning to move back with my parents after my horrifying experience. Aaaand I actually had some blogs posted. So things are looking up. So this week on “Love Your ‘Fro, Vrou” I’m featuring …

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Mommy-ing How we are coping with an unwanted visitor

How we are coping with an unwanted visitor

Hey! Hope you’ve been doing well this week. Courtnum and I are coping. After a very traumatic experience, we’ve decided to live at my parents’ home for a while. Let me tell you about it. Facebook Comments

Afro Diaries Love your ‘Fro, Vrou – Shantel Moses

Love your ‘Fro, Vrou – Shantel Moses

Hi Guys. Sorry I’ve been MIA the last two weeks. I was supposed to start featuring my fro–vroue but these past two weeks have been hectic. First-off, my friend of almost two decades came to visit, all the way from KZN (She’s going to be so disappointed if I don’t give her a special mention: …

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Afro Diaries Love that ‘Fro, Vrou!!!

Love that ‘Fro, Vrou!!!

The Natural Hair Movement has taken South Africa by storm. What makes this movement so powerful is, in my opinion, that women empower each other. I love it. There is something magical about the way naturalistas carry themselves. Their confidence about their natural hair infects and empowers others to so the same. I mean, have you …

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