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Life-saving Conversation with NYU Student who Survived Anorexia Nervosa & Penned a Children’s Book

By: STAFF WRITER Bobbie-Angela Wong survived anorexia nervosa after a long battle which started as a teenager. When she emerged from this life-changing journey, she penned…

Our Double Standards when it Comes to Sex Mates with a Big Age Gap

EDITORIAL: We call older men who have sex with younger women a more appealing, almost romantic term of sugar daddy while we call older…

‘Media Standards, Incessant Weight Loss Campaigns Drive People Towards Eating Disorders’ – model

By: BOBBIE-ANGELA WONG Society may consider me as a “healthy” being because I’m relatively thin. Therefore, the way I look means that I only eat…

Musings of Well-Travelled Women

By: EDINAH MASANGA Melissa Febos (not pictured), in her book Whip Smart: A Memoir, said, ‘New York is a miracle.’ “Back and forth from Brooklyn to…

Women Should be Having at Least Three Orgasms a Week: Sex Expert

A leading sex expert claims women should be having at least three orgasms a week but says many women are too stressed out to…

Black Women’s Beauty Related Experiences

Model, file photo Black women’s experiences are diverse but one string runs through them all; having black or mixed skin means you have to deal…

Women in politics – what (more) can we do to #PressForProgress

By: RAUL CORDENILLO The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme, #PressForProgress, is a strong call to action amid current world developments. It stresses that efforts…

Forget a Laden Tray, This is The Real ‘Breakfast in Bed’

By: STAFF WRITER As grand romantic gestures go, breakfast in bed is considered to be one of the sweetest displays of affection, love even. But hold…

Why Faking it ‘Till You Make it isn’t Enough: The Art of Reframing The Meaning of a sSituation

By Ariana Blossom Every workplace requires employees to engage in…

What Investors Look For in a Startup And Tips For Boss Ladies

Starting a business can be daunting, especially the financing aspect. However, this should not deter you from realizing your dream of becoming a…

Hot fall hair trends that work for winter too

Compiled by the Editor It’s fall (what’s left of it anyway) and time to don that hairstyle one last time to match the burst of…

How to exercise self-compassion and be kind to yourself

by Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin Many of us will start out a New Year by…

I now watch Nollywood films but sadly marriage still posited as primary worth of a woman

by EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden You know, I now watch Nollywood on Netflix but sadly the women in these films are still hunting for men,…

Harvard study strengthens link between breast cancer risk and light exposure at night

Richard G. “Bugs” Stevens, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut A study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in…

Featured book: Oh Daniel: Letters to you all

In this book, Grace Mutandwa writes about passion, friendship, poisoned love and betrayal in captivating and simple but enthralling language. She masterfully delves into the…

Diplomatic Spouse Mithi Aquino-Thomas on Love, Fashion & Food

by GRACE MUTANDWA | Zimbabwe On a calm, beautiful day in Harare, I got the chance to meet Mithi Aquino-Thomas. As she rose to welcome…

‘I pick trash to make beautiful objects so that women treated as trash realise they are assets’

EDINAH MASANGA | Nigeria Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale lives in Lagos, Nigeria, where she brings to life compelling works of art using ‘trash’. Her innovations, dubbed ‘Trash…

Award winning Zim designer on preserving African identities in the diaspora

EDINAH MASANGA |United Kingdom Millions of Africans have left their continent in search of greener pastures. One popular destination is Europe where African immigrants find…

Welcome back to The International Woman

By Edinah Masanga – Owner of M.E. Media which publishes The International Woman. I am happy to welcome our readers back to our new look,…