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June 21, 2017
My Dilemma With Mirena- A 5 Year Birth Control Solution

Hi CHICAs, According to StatsSA, 58.3% of South African women are using some sort of contraceptive. In the hope of minimizing my chances of falling pregnant (right now), I have become one of them. I have been on the injection for some time now and despite the ‘guarantee’ it offers, it has also brought on […]

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June 14, 2017
RunSpiration from CHICAs Who Are Breaking Barriers

If someone would’ve told me, three years ago, that one day my life would comprise of early morning grafts on the road in compression tights and running shoes, I would have never believed them. Back then, my days were filled with late mornings spent recovering from the “debauchery” brought on from the night before and, […]

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May 31, 2017
Saying YES To New Experiences

Based on the title alone, am sure many of you can almost guess that the this post is inspired by Shonda Rhimes’ best seller book, Year of Yes. I believe that there’s a time and place to say no, and some situations demand it from us if we are to maintain our peace. However, saying […]

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May 24, 2017
The Realities Of Endometriosis

Endometriosis (pronounced en- doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) is the name given to the condition where cells like the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, building up and then […]

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May 19, 2017
i am AFRAID

I’M A WOMAN LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA, A continuously developing and growing country filled with great opportunities yet facing just as many challenges, my greatest challenge right now, right at this moment is that I’m a woman, a daughter, a mother, a sibling with the greatest aim of wanting to make an impact, to be […]

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May 17, 2017
Believing In And Being Myself - My True Power

BELIEVING IN AND BEING MY SELF – MY TRUE POWER By Akhona Acko Zondani Every other elder, teacher, fellow contestant, fellow colleague, friends and others will always tell you to believe in yourself especially when you’re about to do something great, be it going for an interview, an audition, walk on stage, address a crowd […]

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May 9, 2017
Single Women & Artificial Insemination. Selfish?

First of all I want to put a disclaimer that I am not judging anyone. I am just a confused soul who needs enlightening so please bear with me and read with an open mind. I have been so confused with some of the reasons why people adopt children or do insemination. The idea of […]

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April 24, 2017
Three Incredible African Authors I Loved Reading!

You know, when this year kicked off I was reading a lot, and thought it was gonna be the year where I beat my GoodReads Challenge heheh then life happened and I stopped. I'm getting back on my feet now though and this is one other thing I have to get right. I will continue […]

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April 20, 2017
A Little Inspiration For You

I read this quote earlier this week and I can't get it out of my head, please allow me to share it with you:  “Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for your convenience, not the callers. […]

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February 13, 2017
Black Women, We Can Fix Each Other’s Crowns

Look around and you will notice the negativity around black women in general. You often see it on social media. Negativity which is self- inflicted. Women are competitive by nature, I would like to think. Remember growing up if you saw your friend having a Barbie doll and you would cry to your mother endlessly […]

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