Power Is A Daily Negotiation, Mainly with Myself -w Naana Orleans-Amissah

The very first episode of the Unlearning Strongwoman Podcast is out and it was a privilege to be part of this conversation. So many gems were shared by my guest Naana. Be sure to LISTEN and subscribe.

You Don’t Always Have To Be Strong To Be A Strong Woman — Ruth Shah-Wigley

Twenty years ago, on the first day of university, I walked into one of my seminars and blurted out, “Thank God! Another Black person”. This woman glared at me, told me to lower my voice and then laughter took over […]

May I Never Be A Slave to Speed

Tjawangwa Dema(hereinafter “TJ”) is a force — the best kind. When the trifecta of her words, presence and wit hit you, being spellbound is your only option. If we are talking titles, TJ won the Sillerman Prize for African Poetry […]

Sometimes You Just Need To Jump

Stephanie Edwards is an Architect, a mentor, a template for the kind of friend you want in your corner, and a co-founder of Urban Symbiotics, a boutique start-up company offering architectural, master planning and regeneration services. Discussing her route to […]

Remember the Lessons Don’t Waste the Pain – Ozoz Sokoh

  Ozoz Sokoh, also known as Kitchen Butterfly, is modestly described in her bio as a Nigerian Food Explorer. That title functions like a good poem title — it gives you a hint about the world you are entering, but […]

Locating Strongwoman

Growing up, I often heard my mother say ìwá kú ìwá ná nwa nkan tó sọnù which translates loosely from Yoruba as ‘when you are searching for something that is lost, you search high, lo and in between’. I can’t recall when […]