My COVID-19 journal

I choose to celebrate even the small victories

With the pandemic at hand so much has been disrupted but not everything has been lost and we still have hope that the storm will pass and the sun will shine probably with a rainbow and some unicorns at the end. I know on social media we have the hashtag #Chooseday trending on a Tuesday… Continue reading I choose to celebrate even the small victories

AfroBloggers WinterAbc Challenge

Day 16: I don’t know if I should be grateful or happy

Today's blog post is a topic that I am sure almost every single person who will go through this blog has experienced : LOSS/GRIEF.I don't even know how many messages of people losing their loved ones I received this year and what's worse is the idea of mourning with a pandemic at hand considering our… Continue reading Day 16: I don’t know if I should be grateful or happy

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Day 15 : I can talk about mental health everyday

Today's blog post is probably the one that I enjoyed writing about the most , although yes I did enjoy reading all of the other posts. It's been an uphill climb trying to be consistent and keep up with the challenge but here we are on day 15 and the challenge is to write on… Continue reading Day 15 : I can talk about mental health everyday

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Day 14 : The new bride has some duties

When I first went through the topic list for the WinterABC challenge and saw the topic " Share about one cultural aspect from your country or community" , the first thing that came to my mind was lobola / roora (bride price). I remembered I have written a few posts on the topic and maybe… Continue reading Day 14 : The new bride has some duties

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Day 13 : I really want to meet Gayton McKenzie

I had no idea who Gayton McKenzie was till I stole a book from my brother's house, "The Hustler's Bible" and I must say it was an eye opener and reading a success story which was closer to home made quite the difference as it was someone telling the African story and I could relate.… Continue reading Day 13 : I really want to meet Gayton McKenzie

AfroBloggers WinterAbc Challenge

Day 11 : Proverbs my Khulu taught me

When I first read through the list of topics that we have for the Afrobloggers WinterAbc Challenge, in my head I told myself that would probably be one of the easiest topics of the challenge. But here I am trying to decide which of the proverbs I have heard and learnt would help me share… Continue reading Day 11 : Proverbs my Khulu taught me

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Day 10 : Scotch the brand ambassador

When one is a brand ambassador, in layman terms, they are the ''face'' of the brand. We can not talk about the Dark and Lovely Hair care line and not talk about Kelly Rowland. So being brand ambassador means making use of your already established networks and relationships to market the brand. This could be… Continue reading Day 10 : Scotch the brand ambassador

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Day 9 : Four social media accounts I follow

Over the years we have moved from Mixit, BBM and just Facebook to a number of other social media platforms. With the pandemic at hand , we find ourselves at home and being on social media for quite some time. There are times when I just find myself simply scrolling down on social media hitting… Continue reading Day 9 : Four social media accounts I follow

AfroBloggers WinterAbc Challenge

Day 8 : Three things African content creators can avoid

Not developing your own style or voice So many times we complain about not having the African story being told yet we have the opportunity to tell our stories to the world every single time we sit down to type something on our laptops. One should not write the way a certain blogger writes but… Continue reading Day 8 : Three things African content creators can avoid

AfroBloggers WinterAbc Challenge, My COVID-19 journal

Day 7 : Something about the bloggers from where I come from

When I started blogging, it was because a friend of mine had told me about it and I had found an outlet. I did not even know that there were so many Zimbabwean bloggers within the blogging community till I started scrolling on WordPress and I found different types of bloggers. The ones who blog… Continue reading Day 7 : Something about the bloggers from where I come from

AfroBloggers WinterAbc Challenge, My COVID-19 journal

Day 6 : Zimbabwean Twitter is not for the faint-hearted

Today is Day 6 of the Afrobloggers WinterAbc Challenge and I must say today’s topic which sounded rather easy has made me think about social media in a different light. Social media has done the world so much good and at the same time it has also been able to destroy a number of lives… Continue reading Day 6 : Zimbabwean Twitter is not for the faint-hearted

30 Things You Need To Change Challenge, My COVID-19 journal

An attitude of gratitude keeps you sane.

Today is Day 8 of the 30 Things You Need To Change and today’s topic is GRATITUDE In a world where everything simply seems to be going wrong, with wars and pandemics disrupting the world as we once knew it, you might just find everything wrong. It is then hard to find a reason to… Continue reading An attitude of gratitude keeps you sane.

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Day 5 I really need to start spoiling the body that works

Today is day 5 of the 30 THINGS YOU NEED TO CHANGE BLOGGING CHALLENGE. I missed the other four days of the challenge but I have decided to commit today and will be here till day 30. This challenge is something I really need as it also in a way is a self-introspection journey.I can… Continue reading Day 5 I really need to start spoiling the body that works

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Day 3: My favorite local food

I was scratching my head and trying to figure out which local delicacy I actually fancy and now I was out here trying to figure out if the meals I love are actually local food. After figuring out and convincing myself that it was indeed local delicacy I then had to find English names so… Continue reading Day 3: My favorite local food

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Day 2: Do we blog for fun or there is an end goal

When I started blogging it was an outlet for my dear soul which struggles to share or show emotions. It was also a way of dealing with my own demons and gosh forgive me but the consistency never happened but I am glad when I did write and post on my blog ,I would share… Continue reading Day 2: Do we blog for fun or there is an end goal

AfroBloggers WinterAbc Challenge, My COVID-19 journal

Day 1 : The Introduction Pledge

I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God. To serve my country and other people to keep the girl guide/brownie law. I remember making this pledge as a little girl in a brown uniform and gosh was I super excited. The journey was however fun and at the same… Continue reading Day 1 : The Introduction Pledge

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Losing a loved one to suicide (2)

On the last post we shared how the bereavement process after losing someone to suicide is challenging as it is so sudden and people are left hurt with so many questions. In our society there is so much superstition surrounding suicide that the bereaved do not even know who turn to for help. Here are… Continue reading Losing a loved one to suicide (2)

AskYourMCm, Hot Stuff

#AskYourMcm: Elongation of the labia minora from a man’s perspective

Saying the term in my vernacular sends shivers down my spine as I feel I am shouting out the worst profanity in the world. There has always been a debate whether the practice of the elongation of the labia minora is regarded as female genital mutilation (FGM). Wether it's female genital mutilation or not is… Continue reading #AskYourMcm: Elongation of the labia minora from a man’s perspective

My COVID-19 journal

Day 33 of the lock-down : Hair diaries

Today marks Day 33 of the national lock-down in Zimbabwe and I must say I miss my hair appointments. My last hair appointment was way before the lock-down directive and gosh was I looking like a million bucks when I left the hair salon. My dreadlocks which I usually call ''my crown , had been… Continue reading Day 33 of the lock-down : Hair diaries

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AskYourMcm: Effects of the lockdown on the hustle and trying to keep sane

To curb the spread of COVID-19 ,many nations have been on lockdown and companies have since closed. Only essential service providers have been going about doing their business. The lockdown has affected people from both the formal and informal sector. For many Zimbabweans most of the hustles need one to be there to be able… Continue reading AskYourMcm: Effects of the lockdown on the hustle and trying to keep sane

Hot Stuff

The FeedZw turns 2

From boring articles and long videos, The FeedZw brought some color and funk to the media fraternity and today they are celebrating two years of telling the untold story. The FeedZw is a vibrant alternative media platform which seeks to address media polarization within the Zimbabwean media landscape while giving the young Zimbabweans a platform… Continue reading The FeedZw turns 2

My COVID-19 journal

Day 7 Let’s talk about Contagion and prophecies on Corona

Everything that's happening right now from the fake tweets, to the photoshopped news headlines, the 5G theory, the testing of the COVID-19 vaccine in Africa, Contagion and prophecies just got me thinking that King Kandoro was on to something when did "Conspiracy theories". Whenever there is a disaster or a certain disturbance especially a political… Continue reading Day 7 Let’s talk about Contagion and prophecies on Corona

My COVID-19 journal

Day 6 :Being alone with the walls during the lockdown

It's been almost a month since I "moved out " and started this whole adulting on my own. Many thanks to a very good friend of mine and her husband who took me in till I was on my feet and was in a place to sustain myself. I do miss the coming home from… Continue reading Day 6 :Being alone with the walls during the lockdown

My COVID-19 journal

Day 5 : African sons are raised different

Usally one does not really see the effects of socialisation until later on into their adultdhood or if they are exposed to something different from what they have always known. The typical African set up has roles assigned to children based on their gender. This will then also tell one what they can do or… Continue reading Day 5 : African sons are raised different

My COVID-19 journal

Day 4: Of being ghosted,closure and moving on.

The honeymoon phase of any relationship is the best part or so I think. This is the part when you are still testing the waters, still trying to get comfortable and also still kinda lying to each other as you can not be as open. If they do not go out of their way to… Continue reading Day 4: Of being ghosted,closure and moving on.

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#AskYourMcm: Of “bae allowances” & money in relationships

For the longest time there has always been the debate of whether every woman should follow Steve Harvey's "90 day rule" and not give it up, but at the end of the day it's always a personal choice. You can either give it up after the 90 days or even on the first date ,your… Continue reading #AskYourMcm: Of “bae allowances” & money in relationships

My COVID-19 journal

Day 1 of the Lockdown: Still sane

With the "rona" on our backs ,hundreds of thousands infected and thousands dead it was just a matter of time before our dear Zimbabwe was on lockdown. Are southern neighbours ,South Africa have been on lockdown since last week Thursday and we only started our lockdown yesterday, lasting 21 days (hopefully we won't have to… Continue reading Day 1 of the Lockdown: Still sane

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Mental well being with the ”rona” on our backs

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus and it knows no race or geography as it can affect anyone anywhere. I am not going into the statistics of COVID-19 as this is also causing some sort of panic but you need to know it’s real and one needs to take… Continue reading Mental well being with the ”rona” on our backs

relationships, life,

When did you realise you were the toxic one?

I have seen people post about toxic marriages , toxic boyfriend and girlfriend relationships, toxic parents and the worst the toxic friends. Most people have some sort of experience with one of the above mentioned. But before you talk about the speck in the next persons eye have you managed to look in the mirror… Continue reading When did you realise you were the toxic one?

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The sauce and juice served at the NAMA’s 19

I was patiently waiting for the "re-branded" National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA's) which were the talk of the town the past week. I must say I was super worried about the hype and what be the reaction would be if it didn't live up to people's expectations. Most award ceremonies in Zimbabwe are either plain… Continue reading The sauce and juice served at the NAMA’s 19

relationships, life,

I should have left after the first slap

In our society, young wives are told to hold on to their marriages and be the perfect partner and do all one can to make marriage work. But no one ever gets to tell the young women to free themselves when they actually can especially where abuse of any kind is displayed. Despite the statistics… Continue reading I should have left after the first slap

Fascinating womanhood

#FascinatingWomanhood:The hair conversation

The hair conversation has been going on for a while and it evokes a serious debate especially on whether the melanin dripping children should wear their hair or get lace wigs to cover the curls and the links. I personally believe that whatever your skin color or hair type wear your hair however you want… Continue reading #FascinatingWomanhood:The hair conversation

Fascinating womanhood

#FascinatingWomanhood_Let’s Talk About Sex

Where I come from the topic of sex is taboo and is something we just don't about it unless you are in a sex education class. Our elders (well most of them) believe that we can not be talking about it as it then leads to us being promiscuous. Maybe someone needs to give the… Continue reading #FascinatingWomanhood_Let’s Talk About Sex

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#AskYourMcm: What exactly does a wife’s submission entail?

The great men and women of faith always mention the idea of submission and emphasize especially to new wives how they have to submit to their husbands. What I think they fail to then say or explain what exactly it means to submit to their husbands. This conversation always interests me as I believe that… Continue reading #AskYourMcm: What exactly does a wife’s submission entail?