Welcome to Part 2 of Le Zimbo Bride Series! I’m going to digress a bit. I’m using this title as an homage to my first (and abandoned) blog. It was fun. I started it with Nyasha Adler, and it rekindled my love for writing, though the love really wasn’t for wedding blogs for forever and … More Discuss All These Before Marriage! (Le Zimbo Bride Series, Part 2)
I’ve been trying to write this since my last post, and it was not happening the way I wanted, so here is my delayed Day 5 post, now Day 9 post: Dating and Social Media. Twitter reveals just how old I am, really. I mean, according to the Twitterverse, I am part of #ElderTwittter, which … More I’ll be Watching the Relationship Olympics, Thanks
Whenever I hear the word, “toxic”, Britney Spears’ song Toxic comes to mind. Today’s topic got me listening to the song again. It’s a bit corny, but the beat is catchy, and remains one of my favourite songs from my university days. A few lyrics caught my attention and I realised they were highlighting signs … More Day 29: You’re Toxic, I’m Slipping Under
Cohabitation is called kuchaya mapoto in Shona… which I translated literally to get the title for my post. Cohabitation has become normalised in the media, with it being a seemingly necessary step to the relationship, before or replacing marriage. Very soon we’ll hear of move-in proposals and the like, and the industry will make loads … More Day 28: Beating the Pots
Marriage is an adventure on its own, meshing two people with different experience into one flesh. It’s a whole different ball game from dating, when you can pretend you’re perfect. Marriage is the entire human being, flaws and all, all in your space, and getting to navigate two personalities into becoming a cohesive unit. In … More Day 27: Dating While Parenting
It does not matter really whether I’m a feminist, womanist, or whatever -ist there is until we as women can tackle this one thing: why do women dislike each other so much??? Makaitah wrote about this subject so beautifully in a post of hers, and it hit a nerve. It is so true. Women are so … More Day 25: Am I Feminist or Womanist? It Doesn’t Matter to Me.
Is my significant other allowed to police what I wear? NO. The police are very unpopular in my nation now, and when I hear “police” I think spot fines, and unnecessary rules which change whenever they like. No. My significant other is allowed to have an opinion on what I wear however, and the opinion … More Day 23: Tell ME What to Wear?
When I went natural in January 2015, natural hair was a new-ish phenomenon in Zimbabwe. Besides the mapostori women with their short hair, very few people wore their natural hair out. Because of that, I kept my hair in a wig for a good 2 months, and then braided it up constantly until I decided … More Day 22: How Not To Be THAT Person… the Natural Hair Edition
Sex education is one of those weird topics for parents. On TV, you see parents stammering and stumbling, trying to explain “the birds and the bees” or “body changes” and “urges.” In high school, my Science teacher rambled through reproduction; to this day, I have no idea what happened in that class. Yes, one class. … More Day 18: Sex on the First Date… the Teenage/Young Adult Edition
Today’s topic on the #30DayAfriBlogger Challenge was: are your parents included in your retirement plans? I realised that they are not, because I never did plan to “retire”. See, in my line of work, if my faculties are still all right, I could work till I die. One of my lecturers, Professor Levy, worked and … More Day 5: I’ll Plan for my Parents Now