Hello my warrior queens (and kings),
I can’t believe it’s already February 2019?! I was supposed to write this post the first few days of January already but boy oh boy, time waits for no one does it! I actually have a good reason for my silence. I was on a (forced) digital detox. You can read everything about it here.
Weeks ago, I was surfing on one of my favorite blogs xoNecole when I came across an article titled: “Meet the French illustrator who is all about sisterhood and black girl magic”. Reading through the article, I discovered that I was familiar with the illustrations of the featured lady, Nicholle Kobi. I have seen them on Instagram but never thought of the person behind them. I quickly browsed her website and I saw that she was touring Africa. And she was scheduled to stop in Johannesburg, in August. Since I didn’t know much about her, I’m glad I checked her event out.
On Saturday 19 November 2016, I was invited to attend the very first event hosted by the Johannesburg members of the Congolese charity organisation ‘Soeur, Lève-toi’. It is a Non-Profit Organization run by Congolese young women based all over the world (USA, Europe, and Africa). The goal of the N.P.O is to mentor and uplift the youth of the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly the underprivileged.
The event, named ‘She Talks’ was an opportunity for their two South-Africa based representative (Maliyamungu and Sara) to introduce us to their organization and its vision. They also talked to us about their Malaba scholarship program, who has successfully sent its first recipient to school, in Kinshasa. (more…)
One chilly winter morning my friends Fina,Tania, Elodie and I headed for the even colder Johannesburg downtown’s trendiest precinct, Maboneng for a Bread workshop with Babette.
When I received in an email from my ex-colleague Babette about the next workshop dates to her famous artisan bread workshop, I decided I was not going to miss this opportunity. Babette Van der Walt is a Wits Law graduate who in the middle of her studies started to bake as a way to unwind and relax. Thus she discovered a passion for baking. After her graduation, she traveled to Vermont in the USA where she got an apprenticeship with a French artisan baker master. (more…)