Carefree Black Girl: The Afrikan Edition with Irebe Umusangwa

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about the erasure of Afrikan women in the feminist movement and how as an act to reclaim these narratives, I would give my children female warrior names. One of the women I wrote about was Nandi kaBhebhe eLangeni, the mother of the Zulu Kingdom. The fierceness in …

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Carefree Black Girl: The Afrikan Edition with Kanyana

Happy Black History Year, with concentrated Black juice in February! For this month as we celebrate various Black folks, their lives and contributions, I decided to celebrate the movement and concept of the Carefree Black Girl. An idea that to me, symbolizes the journey of finding yourself and being that person wholly and unapologetically. I …

Ousmane Sembène: the revolution in his portrayal of Afrika through film

"Europeans and Arabs have nothing to teach us about morality"- Ousmane Sembène Many times we talk about how art is political. Increasingly in the past ten years, there has been talk about representation and its importance. Faces such as Lupita Nyong'O, Issa Rae, the entire cast of Girls Trip and that of the the long …