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Apr 4
we’re in desperate need of sustainable and feasible solutions..

we’re in desperate need of sustainable and feasible solutions..

Apr 2

mydamnblog11:

Brothas.

Remember you have options.  Remember you have power.

Hold down your integrity. Hold down your pride. 

Never let your light go.

Don’t break, don’t bend, don’t bow.

Don’t fold, don’t fall, don’t falter.

                           ~Solange Knowles

Apr 2

Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?

- Leonard Ravenhill (via superfuzzball)

Apr 2

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

- Isaiah 40:31

Apr 2

"Taking Jesus To the World"

Taking Jesus to the world, Jesus to the streets. Jesus in my hands, meeting other’s needs. Jesus to the world, Jesus breaking chains. I’m taking Jesus to the world. 

           ~ performed by Loyiso Bala

 I was hopelessly mesmerised by the words of this song as I heard it for the first time on ressurection Sunday. It made me ask myself how much I am actually doing to take Jesus to the world. The answer: not much- nowhere near enough. The tricky part, however, is figuring out the most effective and efficient way for you as an individual to do this, given the unique set of talents and skills you have been blessed with… And so a new challenge begins ;-)

Dressed up for Ressurection Sunday Service-

For the love of CHRIST! 

Dressed up for Ressurection Sunday Service-

For the love of CHRIST! 

sooooo pwetty!!!

sooooo pwetty!!!

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

- Matthew 11:28-30

"I think beauty’s overrated; it’s something anyone can be. Attraction now that’s something different. And thankfully you’re both to me" <3

- Musiq, Chrisette Michele and Robert Glasper

Fighting for Feminism: A war against the world, and myself.

I have always thought of myself as a feminist. However, of all the causes I have chosen to pledge my allegiance to, this one has proven to be the most mentally challenging. It’s challenging to have to advocate for this view in a world where support for feminism is dissipating, as many question its relevance in modern day society. More importantly, it’s challenging to act and formulate my beliefs in a manner aligned with feminist ideals. It feels like I’m simultaneously fighting one battle against the world, and another against myself. It’s happened in the past whilst at staring at my phone, waiting for a new ‘interest’ to respond, and I’d catch myself smiling uncontrollably when my phone rang. I’d often scold myself, in those moments and wonder: “would this not be considered unbecoming behaviour for a truly empowered feminist- waiting on a man to make you smile? This question usually begs a subsequent question: does being a feminist necessarily require me to ignore my inate, ‘soft’ female qualities? My cognitive quandary is then further compounded by my religious views. As a young Christian woman, the Bible states that I should ‘submit’ to my future husband- how do i reconcile this with my feminist views?

As is evident, I need to resolve these questions- quickly. Nothing irks me more than holding two inconsistent viewpoints. I have been trying, though. In fact, very recently I came across a TED talk by Isabele Allende that may be the solution to my ‘problems’. In her talk, she denounces new, prevailing ideology that feminism is dead. She posits that it has not died, but merely evolved. She also emphasises that feminism in a western society, is different from that in other parts of the world. Thus a cause that may seem irrelevant for a privileged western woman, may form the crux of the matter of survival for a woman in the developing world.

The name doesn’t matter. As long as we understand what it[feminism] is about, and we support it.

        ~Isabele Allende

Her speech was powerful as it made me realise that I have come to focus too intently on old and static definitions of feminism- definitions which are too far-removed from my society and reality. I need to construct a definition of feminism that is unique to me- a young Motswana woman striving to make Botswana, and Africa, a better place for her daughters-to-be. I need to decide what feminism is about for me, and the ends that I am trying to achieve by proponing this cause. Otherwise the term ‘feminist’ is just a hollow descriptor- a meaningless identifier. This is what I have started to think about now. Could this be the next stage of my feminist evolution? ;-)

** here is the link to Isabele’s TED talk http://archive.org/details/IsabelAllende_2007