Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade, la Mama Africa contesté

L’artiste Nigériane, Yemi Alade, connue plus pour son tube « Johnny« , est une grande 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 En savoir plus surYemi Alade, la Mama Africa contesté[…]

Natural hair journey, with a twist and a lesson

I have had my hair “natural” for as long as I can remember. For many black women who are beginning their natural hair journey today, the transition is smoother than it was ten years ago. This is mainly because societies seem more and more accepting of this look. My natural hair journey had many bumps, En savoir plus surNatural hair journey, with a twist and a lesson[…]

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 En savoir plus surPardonner… 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 En savoir plus surMères au travail face aux injustices dans le milieu professionnel[…]

Baby weight, lose it without breaking the bank

Losing weight with no money is like the underdog of weight loss options. When we try to lose our baby 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 En savoir plus surBaby weight, lose it without breaking the bank[…]

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 En savoir plus surThe 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 En savoir plus surYoga during pregnancy: 3 unpretentious reasons to be pregnant and fit[…]

Why I chose self discipline to bring up my daughter

I rarely hear parents openly speak about the expectations they have for their children (without bragging), and how they aim  to help their children reach them. The fear of being judged has probably something to do with this. Yet, if parents spoke more about parenting style and visions, we could all surely learn from each other. Call me naive, En savoir plus surWhy I chose self discipline to bring up my daughter[…]

Children and race, at what age do we talk 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 En savoir plus surChildren and race, at what age do we talk 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 En savoir plus surWhere 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 En savoir plus sur3 tips to successfully achieve your new year’s resolutions[…]