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2022: Dare To Reject The Superfluous Lives on Social Media

By: Edinah Masanga Writing about Aristotle's poetics Malcolm Heath wrote that Aristotle contended that "human beings are by nature prone to engage in the creation of likeness, and to respond to likeness with pleasure". A powerful premonition of the current society by a great philosopher. Aristotle is saying we are inherently...

Male chauvinists talk over us because we allow them, but time’s up!

By Edinah Masanga The room, even though full of people, was so quiet, captioned only by nods of agreement and satisfaction and gratitude at the stories that he was telling. I remember thinking if the greatest misconception is that feminists are angry women who hate men, that will have to be...

Welcome Back To The International Woman!

Dear Reader, Firstly, welcome back! Earlier this year, we made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend the website of your magazine. As hard as the decision was, the temporary unavailability was necessitated by the need to find a better technical solution that would give us enough flexibility to deliver the...

Turning trash to treasure: Tosin finds beauty for women

‘I pick trash to make beautiful objects so that women treated as trash realise they are assets’ Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale lives in Lagos, Nigeria, where she brings to life compelling works of art using 'trash'. Her innovations, dubbed 'Trash to Treasure', tell stories of hope and the beauty of women...

Musings of Well-Travelled Women

Melissa Febos (not pictured), in her book Whip Smart: A Memoir, said, 'New York is a miracle.'"Back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan. New York at night, from its bridges, is a miracle. When I first came to the city, it took all my fantasies and set them on fire,...

Nollywood Has Come A Long Way But The Female Characters Are Still Hunting For Men

You know, I now watch Nollywood on Netflix but sadly the women in these films are still hunting for men, ignoring their careers and making marriage the definition of their worth. Well, here is the thing - marriage is a good thing but it's not the primary thing. That is...

The Meteoric Rise Of The African Fashionista

This week on The Interview we talk to Ngugi Vere, a leading designer and stylist based in South Africa. African inspired designs and cloths are taking over the fashion scene, being seen on the Hollywood red carpet as well as in blockbuster movies. This trend is on the upward...

Ruby Lynn Created Ground Breaking Makeup For Women Of Color

The story of not finding makeup products that are suited for black women's needs especially in western countries is not a new one. One woman from Zimbabwe set to change it and succeeded. Now she shares her secrets and offers advice on following your passion. You come from Zimbabwe but...

Chiedza: On Loss, Finding Strength & Healing

By: Chiedza MakwaraI woke up in my hospital bed at a local private hospital in Harare. The room was silent apart from the beep beep sound you often hear in hospitals. It was maybe 2 hours after surgery. I had pushed the baby out naturally, straight after I had...