The most rewarding feeling is working for a magazine that honours black women. By telling real stories of amazing women who looked just like me, True Love had a huge influence in inspiring my younger self. Because of these women, I knew I could accomplish anything I wanted.
This year, to celebrate Women’s Month, we decided to switch things up a bit. Instead of talking about icons that paved the way for women today, we put the spotlight on young black women that have picked up the baton from them — these ladies use their talents and skills to uplift other women. Take Tebello Kutoane for example. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed one evening when I came across @sister_in_law_. Curiosity made me click on the account and what I discovered on this platform completely blew my mind. Through @sister_in_law_, Tebello offers free legal advice to women who struggle with issues such as child maintenance, property law when cohabitating, and so much more. I sent the account a DM because I had to find out more about the genius behind the initiative. Our search led us to 25 more black women whom we are celebrating in this issue. Their passion for helping other sisters goes far beyond just making a profit. I’m in awe of their selflessness.
Our cover star is actress Rami Chuene, popularly known as ‘TGOM’ in Mzansi Magic’s The Queen. This talented and energetic powerhouse has built an illustrious career, and is living testament of how perseverance pays off. I was nervous to meet her because of the no-nonsense characters she portrays on TV, but was pleasantly surprised to learn that she’s hilarious!
This month is all about you — powerful mbokodos. From women who ooze style to those who share how they always reach the elusive orgasm, and our food editor teaching us how to “fake” a gourmet meal during the week, we honour you!
Instead of talking about icons that paved the way for women today, we put the spotlight on young black women that have picked up the baton from them – these ladies use their talents to uplift us.
If only I could own a Billie Zangewa silk tapestry in this lifetime! Restaurant lovers, do check out Artivist, a black-owned eaterycum-bar-cum-gallery in Braamfontein, Joburg.
Our man of the moment, Skhumba, is growing older this month. Happy Birthday!