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Editors Note

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

It seems that with every new month, I’m personally faced with the desire to ‘move on up’; forward, to progress in all aspects. This means continually setting new goals and striving to achieve them. Where am I getting with this, you ask, well, each month I look forward to making this magazine something greater. It’s slowly taking form, we might not be ‘movin on up to a New York deluxe apartment on the East side’ like George and Weezy, but I have played with the thought of seeing AfroElle in greater places.

Mangoes and Lemon

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

Mangoes and Lemonade is a website that is dedicated to sharing information and resources that can help people of Haiti, while serving as a reference place for those who are interested in getting involved with relief of sorts. My vision is to continue building the site and allow it to grow into a more effective tool over time.

Cover Story:A Jill of All Trades

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

A phenomenal woman to me is one that has a great purpose; she is passionate, compassionate, humble, caring and giving. She exudes a beauty that reflects great values, wisdom and strength. She is one that will use her influence to bring about positive change. She is a servant.

Featured Couple:Jonathon and Amy Mauritz

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

Amy Ohen and Jonathon Mauritz met at a coffee shop. When asked what her first impression of Jonathon was, Amy says she thought Jonathon was a college frat boy. “I was surprised that he was flirting with me because I was minding my own business studying in my comfy sweatpants and t-shirt. I was definitely not looking my finest.

In The Kitchen With Yolis Green Living

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

I started eating plant-based diet in 2001. At the time, I wanted to impress a guy I was dating with my culinary skills and converting foods I loved to eat into vegan meals, it soon became second nature to me. Over a few months, I noticed some significant changes just from choosing differently in what I consumed. Lost a lot of weight, had fewer allergies, and my cramps disappeared. I acknowledged that my results were payoff of eliminating dairy from my diet.

Sisterpreneurs;Emily and Irene Wasonga

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

Love’s Hangover is the name of a boutique jewelry store in Noblesville, IN co-owned by two sisters; Emily and Irene Wasonga. Born and raised in Kenya and living partly in Botswana; the two are now making their dreams come true with their jewelry business that started out as hobby in their teenage years.

Fashionista;Christine Neptune

Posted by Editor On Mar - 14 - 2011

I try to master the "boyfriend look". Baggy shirts, sweatshirts, men's button up's and such. I might not have a boyfriend but taking my brother's clothes work just as well. I like the mystery it brings behind it, people wonder and question me if I'm a tomboy.

Phenomenal Woman ; Liz Muyu

Posted by AfroElle On 9:20 AM

We talk to 20 year old Elizabeth Muyu , a young woman passionate and zealous about the things she believes in and a finalist in this year's Miss Africa Texas Pagent dubbed 'Beauty With A Purpose' taking place on October 16th, 2010 in Plano, Texas.

Let's Meet Her

Q: What are three adjectives that describe you and why?


I will say I am tenacious because I have come to the realization that to make our way, we must have firm tenacity combined with strong passion. And all these are mere useless without Jesus Christ in your heart and I daily work out my salvation with fear and trembling. Knowing it is Christ in me the hope of glory'

Q: What do you do?
Liz: I recently graduated in May 2010 from a theology school in Dallas TX; I am currently still in Texas, USA on a one year internship with a ministry work in my area of study. I love music; - anything and everything to do with it. Singing, dancing, playing, composing, etc. I also write from poetry to every day to day life and hanging out with friends is always the highlight of my week.

Q: Is this your first beauty pagent?
Liz: Well I have always been someone who didnt see me for beauty, I have been endeavoring in other areas of art except pageants. I just recently decided to expound my boundaries; this technically will be my first beauty pageant. Hoping it won’t be the last either.

Q: What ways do you give back to the society?
Liz: I volunteer 16 – 20 hrs a week in a local community church. I work with the children as a dance choreographer, with the youth I teach music theory and offer one on one piano lessons. I also counsel and encourage young teens. I have a heart towards this generation and I want to be able to fully live to see that all those I ever came in contact with breathed easier not because of who I am but because of what God has enabled me to give.

Q: What is your definition of success ?
Liz: Success is the limit which a person decides to set their goals. It is a limit they believe to achieve within their life time. Success for me is the limitless goals I set before myself .

Q. What do you want to achieve in life?
Liz: Achieving is coming to a stop. I never want to stop learning how to stretch myself skillfully and spiritually with every season that comes and goes.

Q:What or who motivates you and why?
Liz: The fact that I wake up each morning in complete assurance that God is smiling at me and ordering my path, and he is walking with me through every single step I take. Unlike humanity he will never leave or forsake me. That motivates me to know he always got my back. I choose not to be motivated by people or things because people pass away and circumstances change, the only thing that is the same today yesterday and forever is God. Jehovah’ the great I AM’

Q:What does a woman of substance mean to you?
Liz: A woman of substance is a woman who has been attacked by the terrible situations of life but instead of letting the circumstances tear her down, she used them to build herself up. She makes lesson from every good and bad season of her life and increases herself in wisdom. She is a woman who will maintain bravery through any storm that comes her way. This is what a woman of substance means to me’

Q.What one thing do you want the world to remember you by?

Liz:I want to be remembered by the little gifts of love I gave to impact and change one’s life. For our tokens of compliment and love are for the most part barbarous. The only gift is a portion of you. Thou must bleed for me. Therefore the poet brings his poem; the shepherd his lamb; the farmer his corn; the miner a gem; the sailor coral and shells; the painter his picture; Thus I bring me’ to live for others’

Q: What makes you a phenomenal woman?
Liz: Phenomenal is a heavy word to live up to, and I am definitely humbled to be termed as one on your blog. Yet I believe it’s a process I am still being moulded into one. And coming to this realization is what makes me a phenomenal woman’


4 Response to "Phenomenal Woman ; Liz Muyu"

  1. Freelance Outsourcing Expert Said,

    This is great. There can be no other better way to express oneself but by appreciating how God has made them and using it for the good of all. To touch another life is the greatest achievement. The "little gifts of love" as rightly put by Liz paint an indelible mark on a life and a monument for ages.You can do it again...better!


  2. ken odumbe Said,

    Hey. You are very inspirational. may you find favor with god and with people even as you take on the Miss Texas beauty pegeant. i have a good feeling you will win in more ways than one.


  3. Nicholas Kyosaba Said,

    Best wishes for you.


  4. Anonymous Said,

    I don't Know Liz but ave liked her personality,She is young and has challenged me


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