As International Women’s Day comes to a close, I just wanted to wish all the lovely ladies who read and follow this blog a Happy (belated) International Women’s Day! I hope each one of you had an amazing day and that you remembered to listen to “I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston (or the original version by Chaka Khan if you fancy), to remind yourselves just how amazing you are.Continue reading “International Women’s Day!”
I’ve recently become a powerlifter. For about a year or so to be exact. Shortly after the blog post that I wrote about my weight loss (due to popular demand) I decided to go from thin to fit. I had reached a point where I could fit into one leg of my old jeans, but I still wasn’t happy with my body.Continue reading “Powerlifting while female”
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of DMs asking “Girl, where you at? You haven’t blogged in forever!”.
Yes, unfortunately even the most awesome bloggers get busy sometimes. Before I get into complaining about how hard “adulting” is, and how it’s keeping me away from my blog…
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY WONDERFUL READERS!Continue reading “Happy (belated) New Year y’all!”
As we commemorate the International Day Of The Girl Child, Third World Girl would like to recognize an initiative that is working tirelessly to ensure Zambian girls stay in school.
This past week has seen a deep outcry following the death of 4th year University of Zambia student Vespers Shimunzhila , who lost her life at the hands of police brutality during a riot at the higher learning institution.
Oh yes. Let’s talk about it. While I really didn’t want this to be one of the first things I write about after a long spell of writers block because it makes me so sad, I wouldn’t be doing my job as a blogger if I didn’t .
WARNING: a fair amount of political satire was used in the writing of this article in hopes of keeping readers from being completely depressed by the situation
The mere notion of the word sets our teeth on edge as Africans.
If you are an African girl/young lady/woman, you know that by a certain age you will be expected to enter into a relationship with the ultimate goal of marriage. As you rear into your early 20s aunties and uncles begin to assess just how much your lobola will be
Anyone who identifies as a feminist knows that, deciding to do so is never easy. More so, when you’re a third world/African feminist. It’s not just a decision to identify as Continue reading “Dear diary: My journey to spiritual solitude, self-awareness, self-evolution and fulfillment as an African Feminist”
In a world where social media dictates beauty standards and women are often forced to fit in rather than stand out, having body positive role models is key. From celebrating darker skinned women in cosmetics to showing young girls to love themselves no matter the size- Yvonne Akakandelwa stands to become Zambia’s very own Tess Holliday. Her infectious laugh, cheerful spirit and dedication to making women feel great about themselves through make up is beyond praise worthy. Her work is amoung the best our country has to offer. This week I had the pleasure of getting to know the woman behind the make up magic.
They say a woman is like a diamond, she reaches her full potential under immense amounts of pressure.
The essence of being an African woman.
When I think about resilience and the sheer will to succeed amongst young women in Zambian society, I think Sibongile Muswema.
Having known her for the greater part of my teenage and adult years; I’ve seen her grow and embody unimaginable strength to become the make-up artist, business owner, and entrepreneur she is today. Strikingly beautiful, yet one of the most kind and humble people I have ever encountered.
This week I had the honor of sitting down with this incredible woman to get to know her story, and was left nothing but inspired.