Celebrating Women of African Descent


Obstacles are part of everyday life and at some point we find ourselves between a rock and hard place with thorns under our feet. But there is a positive side to obstacles; from them we become stronger, we gain courage to face future challenges and wisdom to tell the next person what to do if faced with the same obstacle.

While preparing this issue, I faced some minor challenges, but despites these challenges, I’m honored to bring you our October issue. October is Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year we talked about breast cancer and this year we put focus on domestic violence through our feature stories, interviews and articles.

In every issue I endeavor to feature stories of women that will leave you encouraged, empowered and elevated. This issue is no different; you will read stories from extraordinary women who have opened their hearts to share their painful experiences and how they overcame their obstacles. Despite these women going through hard situations they have found the strength to pick up the pieces, glue them back together and tell the story, they are our very own ambassadors of strength, courage, hope and wisdom. They are overcomers. As you read each of their stories you will discover, that no matter the obstacle you are faced with, it is temporary. Muster up your inner strength to keep on fighting, to stand tall. Affirm yourself at every point of the way that you will overcome and one day you will be able to look back and talk about your obstacle from a positive point.

Inside this issue we also highlight other amazing women making great moves in their line of work. From page 60-67, we interview five fashion designers from different parts of the world, taking about their labels. We also feature Run For Congo Women; an initiative that is empowering the lives of Congo women and other uplifting articles from our  wonderful team of writers.

I hope that you will enjoy this issue, please get in touch with us if you if you have any suggestions or would like us to feature someone or an initiative you know. Until the next issue, I leave you with the inspirational words of Michael Jordan,   “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

Peace. Love and God’s Blessings !

Patricia Miswa


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