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Q&A fun!

I love to interact with people in general and I want the same with my audience. The purpose of my blog is to interact  with the reader. I want to share my views and also get a response. I want to know my readers’ areas of interest, their experiences, their opinions, etc. Thats the only way I can keep them engaged. So for some Friday fun I decided to do a Q&A for my readers to get to know me better. Who knows, we might just have a lot more in common than we think!!!!

What’s your Friday drink? 

I am a wine kind of girl so a glass or two would definitely start up my weekend lol

What inspired you to be a blogger?

Writing was always my passion, I guess the need to share my work with the world and actually get feedback is what encouraged me to take it a step further.

What does your blog focus on?

Haha..I just could never settle on one thing to write about. I am sure you’ve noticed that from my posts and all. My main focus is hair and skin but I like to digress from time to time hence my posts about social issues. Don’t be surprised if I write about a night out haha I just don’t believe in limiting myself.



What profession would you take up in a different world? 🌎 

Definitely photography. I am quite innovative when it comes to taking pictures I just can’t wait to get a good camera. For now I just have to make do with my phone 🙂

Who’s your favorite musician at the moment?

Sho’Madjozi. She has a unique sound and I just love her!!!

What’s your favorite hair product?

Hmmm…For now it has to be Caivil Fusion Hair Oil. I don’t really have many products because I am mostly a DIY person.

What skin care rule do you always break?
I go to bed with makeup on sometimes lol. Trust me it always backfires because I wake up with a pimple or two the next day so DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME😂

Given the chance, which hair or skin care company would you want to intern for?
I would want to work for As I Am lol just so I can get the hair products because I can’t access them here in Zimbabwe 🙈

Can you dance?

I think I can haha

Where do you see yourself and your brand in 3 years?

God willing, by that time Zimbofros will be a registered company with its own natural hair products and hopefully I will be hosting an annual natural hair festival in Zimbabwe. Fingerscrossed!!!

Girl A is going for drinks with the girls, style her for us:

Firstly, I would make her rock a twist out because it’s cute 🙂 Then for the clothes,  a sexy sequined silver top, white blazer, distressed boyfriend jeans and stiletto sandals (Do not call the fashion police lol)

Where is one most likely to bump into you?

Anywhere close to my house if you know where I stay lol. I haven’t really been out and about lately.

What are the first three things that come to mind when you think  of a vacation?

Palm tree, Cocktail and a bikini 

Any words of advice?

Believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place. I have my doubts but I still push myself because I want to achieve my dreams and only discomfort will get me there. Success doesn’t come through comfort. You have to step out of your comfort zone and step into a season of discomfort for you to reach new heights💜


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The correlation between social media activity and an increase in crime and road accidents 

I was chatting to my mom and a question popped up in my head. What is going on in Zimbabwe and South Africa? There has been a tremendous increase in violent crime as well as deaths due to road accidents.
This year alone we’ve heard reports of spousal murder, girls being abducted and the most painful case for me was of the 22year old female who got gang raped in Johannesburg, South Africa in May. It’s one tragic story after another. In Zimbabwe recently we’ve had multiple road accidents. Four bus accidents that claimed lives in June alone. Two of the buses were SA bound and one was Zambia bound. There was also one involving a sprinter commuting locally between Harare and Bulawayo. The most recent of the accidents occurred today along the Harare-Mutare road and is said to have claimed nine lives.
I caught wind of all these cases via social media platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp. The murder of Karabo Mokoena (a young lady murdered by her boyfriend) was trending on Facebook, everyone was talking about it. Gruesome pictures of the car accidents were flooding my WhatsApp. We had all the details way before they were published in the newspapers. Nowadays I don’t even bother to buy one because I get whatever news on WhatsApp or Facebook as soon as it happens.
The effectiveness of social media as a tool to keep people informed has led me to this question. Are violent crimes and road accidents truly increasing at an exponential rate or are we just becoming more aware of what’s going on? It’s truly mind boggling. Has the crime and road accident rate always been high, just unreported? I don’t know, but it’s something worth thinking about and looking into. If we are just becoming more aware of the occurrences in our society due to the increase in our online presence then we have come a long way in terms of development. However, if crime and road accidents are truly increasing then our sense of security is truly in danger as we can not live in fear and we can not keep losing so many lives. Our governments and law enforcement sectors need to intervene so as to curb these problems. We also have to be cautious citizens ensuring our vehicles are road worthy and that we exercise extreme caution on the road especially when we have passengers’ lives in our hands.
I will continue to look deeper into this. If you have your own theories regarding this matter please feel free to share with me or add anything that may lead us to a sound conclusion.

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Triumph over what?

via Daily Prompt: Triumph

 

Today as you sit in that corner office or at home on that couch with your coffee in hand, do you feel victorious? Do you have that overwhelming triumphant feeling that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world? A certain high, an elation that gives you the utmost satisfaction?

 

You see the true triumph does not come from a job promotion, a recently attained degree, a new car, an engagement or new found love. The true triumph comes from within because even after achieving so much you can still feel like you’re a part of the losing team.

I am not a pessimist, I am a realist. I will not build castles or seek a silver lining where there is none because if thats what you seek from this post then this post is not speaking to your heart. I am talking to that person who believes there is something beyond the over-valued piece of paper that’s been claimed to open doors for you the moment its conferred to you and stamped to your list of so-called achievements. I recently attained my first degree, believe me I am over the moon. I am happy because I got it against all odds. However, if I correlate that achievement to triumph I will be selling you dreams.

 

Triumph is overcoming your fears by not associating society’s expectations and your success, your triumph. True victory, true triumph comes when you know that even if all those things society tagged as success are stripped from you and you’re left bare you’ll still be happy with yourself and with your life as a simple being.

 

You’ll still be happy even if you are not a part of the cooperate tycoons because you’d rather fully express yourself the way you want to not the way you’re expected to. The day you realise you don’t have to fit in, or strangle your neck with a tie each day for you to be rendered successful is the day you’ll have become triumphant. Saying all this doesnt mean I am there. Hell no! I am far from it. I do hope that some day I will triumph, I will overcome and I will be satisfied regardless of where I stand.

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IF RICH MEN CHEAT LET ME BE POOR

 “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist”

Friedrich Nietzsche

  In this day and age one would think the patriarchal system is dead and gone.  I for one believe it is still there and women drowned in feminist “theory” choose to ignore it.  What’s the point of feeling empowered if it is only in words but less in practise?  At the age of twenty, I haven’t seen much neither have I acquired skills in the school we call life.  I have been fresh out of my teens for a month now and all I can tell you is tradition is a façade for immoral uncouth behaviour.

Having a background of a polygamist father I have come to the realisation that wealth is used by insecure males to make them more superior.  Now please note this is not my way of fighting my father or condemning his ways.  I am only a child.  Many African men have used the excuse of tradition to justify the possession of multiple partners.  I use the word possession because I feel women especially the young ladies permit men to objectify them.  I respect my culture and yes I will respect my future husband and be submissive but I strongly believe the notion “for better, for worse, BUT not for granted”.

Economic power over me does not mean the establishment of a master-slave relationship between us.  As much as I would want complete liberalism from the males I do acknowledge interdependence and that one cannot do without the other.  However, this brings me to my incitement to write.

Men being the hunters from the first man until now, women have been programmed to believe that they deserve to dominate.  I refuse to ignore the burden borne by the first and present woman.  The pain of being a patriarchal slave, the pain of motherhood and not having an identity.  From birth you are your father’s property bearing his surname and upon becoming a woman you bear your husband’s name and become his possession.  You come from one patriarchy to another.  The chain is loosened but not broken.

A woman is taught to be dignified and to have only one partner whilst tradition boosts the man’s ego giving him lea way to exploit more women through polygamy.  They call it polygamy and I call it promiscuity.  It is immorality that does not try to be obscured but is paraded in society through tradition and religion.

The main culprits are the rich men in our society.  Our young girls have been victims of these jackals.  They are wooed into these relationships by the wealthy men’s cunning nature, taken advantage of and have to settle for second best as the man’s mistress or second wife.  I do understand the economic hardships and peer pressure these women fight that only a few can overcome.  I will not try to persuade people to accept my view neither will I start a movement but I refuse to be objectified and to be second best.  If this is the price of wealth I would rather die poor.