The caterpillar understands that the process of becoming is a series of stages. Hence, it does not conform to external pressures of intimidation, but internal pressures of transformation. It understands that 'caterpillar' is not a definition of what it is, or what it can be, but a stage in its life cycle. The caterpillar understands … Continue reading The caterpillar understands…
Knox Mbazima is thirteen years old. He was born on the 7th of October, 2005. He lives in Concession, a small sleepy town 20km from Mazowe in Harare, Zimbabwe. Knox learns at Prince Edward Boys High School, the prestigious school which ranks sixth best in Africa, and its art club number one. He started drawing … Continue reading Meet Knox the young artist.
I was interviewed by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) today. 💃💃💃💃 I'll spare you the details of the interview, since you'll watch it when it airs. However, the highlight for me was this: Interviewer: If you're asked to chose a role model from the Bible, who would it be? Me: Hmm...This is quite tough. I … Continue reading My interview with CBN.
Whenever I think about Africa, the first thing that comes to my mind is this poem by David Diop: Africa my Africa Africa of proud warriors in ancestral savannahs Africa of whom my grandmother sings On the banks of the distant river I have never known you But your blood flows in my veins Your … Continue reading Celebrating Africa Day.
I used to be so confused about my gifting. I remember seeking counsel before I got admission into the university. The questions that plagued my soul were: "What if I miss it?" "What if I study a course that has no relationship with my gifting? Doesn't it mean that I've missed my path to destiny?" … Continue reading Talent, instinct and opportunity.
Growing up, I didn't like the shape of my legs. I didn't like the structure of my body, the complexion of my skin, the texture of my hair, the boundary of my hair line... In fact, there were many things I didn't like about myself. I never really classified myself as 'beautiful' or 'pretty'. The … Continue reading You are who you say you are!
Over the weekend, I met an amazing lady, Sinikiwe Nikki Kademaunga also known as Coach Sniks. Sinikiwe is an international motivational speaker, self development coach, mentor, and disability blogger. The most amazing part is that she was born without limbs. Sinikiwe is the first child born of her parents. When she was born, her parents … Continue reading Sinikiwe: an example of ability in disability.
"As a teenager, how am I supposed to approach my mum to ask for advice in a relaxed way, without cutting out part of the story and feeling scared that she'll overreact?" she asked. After the other women gave their answers, I got up and gave mine. "I would like to speak from the point … Continue reading My mum, my friend.
Can you write a book in a day? Yes? No? Maybe? Well, today I and other women in Zimbabwe, Australia, USA, UK, South Africa and other parts of the world, together, wrote a book. Yep, we started and completed a book today courtesy of Amelia Chipo Mashingaidze's Book In A Day project. We had Tea, … Continue reading Book in a day!
Early this year, I received a WhatsApp message from a friend who's more like a brother. It read: "A throwback to when we just finished NYSC and were seeking corporate jobs. I always wondered why an intelligent girl like you couldn't secure a good job. But fast-forward to 2019 when I read your write ups....It … Continue reading Happy birthday to me! 🎂