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April 20, 2017
When Being Strong And Keeping It Together Exhausts You

When Keeping It Together And Being Strong Becomes An Exhaustion More often than not we deliberately and consciously tell us ourselves that we need to be strong and keep it together.  This also obliges us to supress how we truly feel on the inside, because in most times we are troubled about our reflection on […]

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April 18, 2017
Apologies For The (Awkward) Silence

It has been a long 2 months of silence from us at CHICA and I truly have to send my apologies to all our readers, and especially everyone who kept coming back to check what's going on. We haven't shut down the blog, that I can promise 🙂 We've all been uninspired to write and […]

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February 7, 2017
That Time I Almost Asked My White Boyfriend To Bheja Me After 1 Month Of Dating

I have been seeing a white guy for a few months. While this is not the first time I have dated a white guy, it is my first time doing so as an adult. The previous two times were in my teens and I was not nearly as alert (trying to avoid calling myself woke) […]

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January 9, 2017
A Toast To 2017

A Toast to 2017: *I hope you read this with a glass of champers in hand* Here’s to new beginnings. Here’s to having the courage to leave the jobs that steal our joy to pursue the passions that set our souls on fire. Here’s to accepting ourselves, just as we are, whilst we work so […]

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December 23, 2016
Thank You & Happy Holidays

  IF 2016 WAS A PERSON — NO CHILL (@NoChillPosts) December 20, 2016 This tweet made me laugh and I'm sure it is funny to everyone who has ever caught a glimpse of Frank Gallagher on Shameless. No one in the history of my TV viewing is as fucked up as Frank. Excuse the […]

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December 5, 2016
Losing Myself For Love

Love showed me flames this year *inserts 400 fire emojies for emphasis* wow. I was in a 3 year relationship (well almost 3) when I decided to break up with my then boyfriend, 4 days before our 3rd anniversary. That was one of the hardest things I had to do this year.   You know when […]

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December 1, 2016
1st For Women Foundation - #SistersWithBlisters

It is always great to know that companies in South Africa always strive to help in fighting social ills and challenges. One that stands out has to be 1st for Women. Not just an insurance company that caters for women’s insurance needs, but also recognises that women are the pillars in society with the different […]

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November 23, 2016
It Takes Maturity To See Our Parents As Humans

At my age (not as old as that sounds), I have had as much time living with and being controlled by my parents as I have had living independently to them. I have been making my own food, clothing, time management, sexual partner, household management etc. choices for quite a long time. I kept some […]

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November 19, 2016
We Are Single, Not Sick!

Single, Not Sick: The Stigma of Singlism.  “Why are you single?” As a single gal, it is only a matter of time before this question is likely to come up at some point in many-a social conversation. Once the ‘are you single?’ question is met with a ‘no’, it is almost always impossible to dodge […]

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October 18, 2016
I Know that I Am Depressed Because Every Single Day Is A Struggle

I was listening to the radio the other day and it was World Mental Health day. A few days before that I had seen a post from Kid Cudi where he revealed that he is living with depression and is booking himself in to rehab. I could relate to Kid Cudi's post. I felt his pain. […]

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