Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade, la Mama Africa. Pourquoi certains y voient un problème?

L’artiste Nigériane, Yemi Alade, connue plus pour son tube « Johnny« , est une fervente représentante de la culturelle Africaine, et cela déplaît à certains. Yemi a commencé sa carrière professionnelle, proprement dite, en 2009 après avoir gagné la compétition « the Peak Talent Show » au Nigeria . Mais c’est son tube « Johnny » qui a fait d’elle une Read more about Yemi Alade, la Mama Africa. Pourquoi certains y voient un problème?[…]

Sharing our experiences online can help us learn and grow

In life we all go through different experiences that shape us one way or another. Very often, learning from these experiences and sharing them with others help make us all grow stronger and wiser. However, as we’re increasingly sharing our stories online, it is becoming rare to come across true unchanged true experiences. This decline Read more about Sharing our experiences online can help us learn and grow[…]

Pardonner… Est-ce que ça en vaut la peine?

Pardonner soulage, on dit, et avec raison. Ça libère la personne qui a été blessée ainsi que celle qui a blessé. Mais combien sont ceux qui le voient ainsi? De nos jours, certaines personnes veulent nous faire croire que pardonner est signe de faiblesse, qualifiant ceux qui pardonnent de “lâche”, de “ peureux” etc. Or le Read more about Pardonner… Est-ce que ça en vaut la peine?[…]

Mères au travail face aux injustices dans le milieu professionnel

Le monde de travail offre généralement peu de possibilité aux femmes d’avoir un long congé de maternité (1 an) et de retourner travailler à temps partiel. Ce manque de flexibilité est en effet l’une des dures réalités que les mères au travail doivent faire face avant et après la naissance de leurs enfants. Nous sommes soumises à des pressions quand Read more about Mères au travail face aux injustices dans le milieu professionnel[…]

A basic guide to losing weight on a budget

  Losing weight on a budget is like the underdog of weight loss options. When we try to lose weight, we are often faced with a multitude of programmes, diets, classes, and equipment to choose from, and they are all pricey:  a personal trainer costs around £50 per hour, diet chef costs £190 a month, and Read more about A basic guide to losing weight on a budget[…]

The inspiring journey of Sarah M. Kazadi, #Telema documentary’s director

In January 2016, The Guardian UK published an article, alongside a mini documentary #Telema, on the growing Congolese youth activism movement. Both were the work of a proud daughter of Congo, Sarah M. Kazadi. Sarah’s journey to become a journalist and filmmaker for CBS Sports and other news outlets in the United States, is inspiring and worth Read more about The inspiring journey of Sarah M. Kazadi, #Telema documentary’s director[…]

Yoga during pregnancy: 3 unpretentious reasons to be pregnant and fit

    Pregnancy is a beautiful as well as challenging experience for women. I have had my fair share of tough pregnancy moments that only other mothers and mothers-to-be can relate to: swollen feet, insomnia, baby brain and back pains are just a few of them. As many pregnant women have now understood that fitness can ease common Read more about Yoga during pregnancy: 3 unpretentious reasons to be pregnant and fit[…]

When is it appropriate to talk to our children about race?

Living in a multicultural country exposes us to new cultures, and broadens our horizons without having to travel far. In London, for instance, you can have a taste of China in China Town, or befriend someone from remote places such as Nepal or Tasmania. Most adults would know how to « behave » in their first encounter with Read more about When is it appropriate to talk to our children about race?[…]

Where are you from? The trouble with origins

« Where are you from »? Do you know how often you have been asked that? Probably not. Some of us will radically stand out from others at some point in our lives, either because of our  accent, attire, religion or race. Our distinctive identity prompts people to find out more about us, triggering  interesting conversations. We are all too familiar Read more about Where are you from? The trouble with origins[…]

3 tips to successfully achieve your new year’s resolutions

It’s yet again that time of the year when we hear friends and families, or even ourselves, talk about new year’s resolutions. You have probably written your goals for the new year, and said to yourself: « this year I will stick to them »! If you are like millions of other people who sing to that tune every Read more about 3 tips to successfully achieve your new year’s resolutions[…]

Is your modern wedding worth it?

In March this year,  Hello Magazine put the average wedding cost in the UK at £24,000. Would you pay that for your wedding? That’s equivalent to mortgage deposit for a decent house! You may think that’s unreasonable, but some people see no limit to spending big on what they consider as « the most important day of their Read more about Is your modern wedding worth it?[…]