In a world where social media dictates beauty standards and women are often forced to fit in rather than stand out, having body positive role models is key. From celebrating darker skinned women in cosmetics to showing young girls to love themselves no matter the size- Yvonne Akakandelwa stands to become Zambia’s very own Tess Holliday. Her infectious laugh, cheerful spirit and dedication to making women feel great about themselves through make up is beyond praise worthy. Her work is amoung the best our country has to offer. This week I had the pleasure of getting to know the woman behind the make up magic.
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They say a woman is like a diamond, she reaches her full potential under immense amounts of pressure.
The essence of being an African woman.
When I think about resilience and the sheer will to succeed amongst young women in Zambian society, I think Sibongile Muswema.
Having known her for the greater part of my teenage and adult years; I’ve seen her grow and embody unimaginable strength to become the make-up artist, business owner, and entrepreneur she is today. Strikingly beautiful, yet one of the most kind and humble people I have ever encountered.
This week I had the honor of sitting down with this incredible woman to get to know her story, and was left nothing but inspired.
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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk once said, “Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women”.
When I think of women, who boldly express their creativity in Zambia, one of the first women that come to mind is:
Cindy Kajoba Mithi.
A name many are still getting to know, but certainly one worth knowing. From being a fellow blogger, to founding an online store, to being a designer –she’s a jack of all trades.
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Cindy and getting to know just a little more about her.
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