Celebrating Women of African Descent

December 2011 Issue

There is one word I associate my December’s with; GRATITUDE. Year in year out, I find myself grateful to see the end of the year. It wasn’t always like this, when I was younger, I knew it was automatic; I owned life. But age lends perspective and I soon realized that a lot of things can happen in a year; the good; celebrating engagements, birth of children, promotions, the bad and the ugly; like losing a loved one . As I reflect on the year, I’m overwhelmed, in a good way. Regardless of the up’s and downs, one thing remains, the blessing of being alive, here and now, fills my heart with gratitude.

That said, many thanks to everyone who supported AfroElle in whatever way, this year; from sending encouraging messages that literally keep me going, to sharing our publication with the women and men in your life.  Special thanks to our contributing writers who volunteer their time, talents and even go the extra mile to arrange for interviews, conduct photo shoots and so much more, just to see our vision come to life. To every woman who has opened up their life to share their stories with our readers, I’m grateful. Some of those stories are a reflection of what some of us have been through, thus assuring us  that we are not alone in our situations. Others are what some are currently going through and by sharing; we give another the strength to go on. To our readers, thank you for the feedback. Without you there would be no magazine, you make the sleepless nights worth it.

Indeed it has been a good year for AfroElle and I hope for an even better 2012. Speaking of 2012, we will be embarking on a new course publishing bimonthly. Since I divide my time between my 9-5, working on the magazine and other projects, publishing 6 issues a year will allow adequate time to ensure a more stable publishing schedule and in turn we will increase the content. All this without losing sight of our mission; celebrating women of African descent globally.

Our December Issue is a good example of us lifting our mission’s banner high; celebrating women of African descent, from as far as France to Ghana, United States of America to Nigeria. It’s always an honor to present to you a new issue; a labour of love. Hope you enjoy.  Until next time, I leave you with the words of  Dale  Evans, ‘Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.’

Peace , Love & God’s  Blessings



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  1. This was a beautiful note, I could feel every word and emotion! Thank you for all you do.

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