Woman Undressed is an ongoing series which explores, unpacks and addresses politics surrounding young women and social issues which affect black African women. It is an open space where young black women are encouraged to speak out against hegemonic, patriarchal and racists structures. The series also explores the complexities in the creation of the young…
Artist Palesa Makua leads ‘My Skin Speaks’ – a project that challenges how society views women and encourages women to embrace their bodies.
From food security to employment, Nomphelo Zozo is improving lives and promoting sustainable change in her Jo’burg informal settlement.
Friday laughs: No more dead batteries during load shedding.
Friday laughs: Comedian Michael McIntyre on what “people with no kids don’t know”. Image – Screengrab of the video
Watch the trailer for The Mask You Live In, a documentary from The Representation Project, which uses film as a catalyst for cultural transformation by challenging limiting stereotypes. The Mask You Live In follows “boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity”. Image –…
Toya Graham tells “CBS This Morning” that she confronted her son because she didn’t want him “to be a Freddie Gray”. Image – Screengrab of CBS video
Feminist blogger, Nana Sekyiamah Darkoa, talks about her blog where African women can boldly share intimate stories about their sexual experiences. Listen to the podcast at the M&G. Image – Supplied
Journalist and blogger, Chika Oduah, talks about the risks of being a journalist in Africa today and the notion that journalism thrives on bad news. Read it at the M&G.
Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Time Magazine. Okolloh is a Harvard Law School graduate and the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. She speaks to Yewande Omotoso about Africa’s aid problem, about holding leaders accountable, and her…
There’s been a lot of criticism in feminist and kink communities over the Fifty Shades of Grey series – first as novels, and now as movies. And the biggest problem is that what’s being depicted here isn’t really BDSM – it’s intimate partner violence, from stalking behavior to ignoring safe words. Watch this video to…
A year after Madiba’s death, his former assistant, Zelda la Grange, shares some of the life lessons she learnt from the The Father of the Nation.
The Mail and Guardian caught up with models Bunmi Ademokoya and Adau Mornyang who have modelled for London, New York and Africa fashion week.
Ahead of #MGFridayBody, an edition on body politics, we tackle beauty standards by challenging women to grow their body hair. Here are their diaries.
Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given unprecedented access to areas denied to men. In this short, visual talk, the she critiques gender norms in her community by bringing light to hidden stories. Watch it at Ted….