Nel and Sula share an intense friendship while growing up in the neighbourhood of Bottom, the hills above the valley town of Medallion, Ohio. Nel comes from a neat and orderly home and a rigid and conventional family, while Sula comes from a disorderly household, a family of disregard for social conventions. Sula has a … Continue reading Review: Sula by Toni Morrison
Before reading A Song Flung Up to Heaven, I had only read the beloved I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. This was after I had found her poetry online, seen her in movies and watched her beautiful poetry videos. I read this right after watching her Netflix documentary, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise … Continue reading Review: A Song Flung Up To Heaven by Dr Maya Angelou.
“How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.” ‘You Are a Badass’ promises to help you confront and change your self-sabotaging behaviour and creating a kick-ass life. Its chapters are filled with stories to inspire you and exercises to guide you through your badassery journey. She uses straight talk and humour … Continue reading Lessons from YOU ARE A BADASS by Jen Sincero
"'NEVER LET AN OWL STAY, mwanake,' my father warned. 'Why, Tate?' I asked him. 'Because,' he replied, throwing a stone at the mango tree, 'they are a bad omen. They mourn at night so that we mourn in the morning.'"- The Mourning Bird, Mubanga Kalimamukwento The 1990s in Zambia were a devastating period of a … Continue reading Review: The Mourning Bird by Mubanga Kalimamukwento
And the Best Spoken Word Album | 2020 GRAMMYs goes to… A toast to Michelle Obama for her win. We’re adding this celebration to the collage of all the iconic women who are allowing other women and girls of colour to see themselves in places they couldn’t have otherwise imagined. Since the award is for … Continue reading A Girl From The South Side – Reading ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama
“We have no template for what a powerful woman looks like, except that she looks rather like a man.”
“Remember, nothing will change until you do.” It’s a new year, filled with new goals, new beginnings and a drive to be and do better than last year. It happens every New Year, and a lot of times that fuel runs out quickly. How can you make 2020 different? What challenges are you currently facing … Continue reading 2020: Time To Refocus
“You can either fit in or stand out. Not both.”Seth Godin, Linchpin Reading Robin Sharma’s The Leader Who Had No Title took me back to our focus book for today, Linchpin by Seth Godin. It was my second Godin read and I enjoyed it better than Purple Cow. According to Seth, a linchpin is someone … Continue reading Becoming Indispensable with Seth Godin in Linchpin
Anyone, at any level, whether CEO or janitor, can lead without a title.
PRINCESSA: She who takes first place. There are books that have occupied a large space in the literary scene, in business, and in life, that have been written by men and mostly speak to men. I recently read The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli and although I could dissect the book, understand what it’s about and … Continue reading Review: Harriet Rubin Gives Us A Machiavelli For Women With ‘The Princessa’