My Dear Africana Woman,
Welcome. I am eager to get to know you and you me. This has been a long time coming. I have had many starts and stops along the way. Yet, finally, I can speak to you directly. You are the children of the African soil. You are the protectors of its dreams. You are anointed with purpose and destined for greatness. You, my Darling, are the African dream. You are intelligent, resilient, bold, creative, loving, unique, wise, humble, innovative, vulnerable yet strong all at the same time ... Gurl I haven't even got to your beauty yet. I am sure you are wondering why I am writing to you today. It is simple; We Forgot. We have all forgotten the power of the African woman. The stories of old have not been passed down to us, the colonial powers stripped us of our positions in society, and our true names have been replaced. It is my purpose to help you fall in love with who you have always been so as you attract the life that you deserve. Chulu Lucy Tendayi Chansa are the names given to me. Please call me Chulu. So far I have lived a colourful life. My experiences have oscillated on the spectrum of great joy and deep sorrow, but I recently learned, what happened to me, does not define who I am. I AM not perfect and yet I am enough. I AM at peace even in the eye of the storm. I AM my Sisters keeper. And I AM free, my mind is mine and mine alone so nothing can chain me. It is a choice to be wealthy, it is a choice to be joyful. I choose what I want in my life and what I attract to my life and yes in the past I have attracted bad things too. The fact remains I AM free to be me. Okay no more of the philosophical jargon. I will share my demographics. I am a single mother of one handsome young man. I was born Zambian and live here too. I wear many hats but in this space I am your sister, I am your cheerleader, and I am your voice.
This is what you can you expect from the Africana Woman blog; a deeper dive into the complexities of being an African woman. Whether you live on the continent or not, whether you speak your mother tongue or not, whether you are a mother or not, and Lord forbid whether you are married or not, whether your career is in an office or in your little people, whether you are paying black tax or not, Gurl we have so much to talk. Plus I want you to meet your fellow Sisters who are slaying it out here in the world. Come to Africana Woman to be inspired, to be healthy, and most importantly to love yourself, flaws and all.
This is a conversation not a monologue, so please be sure to leave comments. Tell me what you think. Tell me what you would like to see on the blog. Finally share it with a Sister. Otherwise, that's all from me for now. Peace and blessings to you all day.