Labia Minora Elongation Day 19 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

Labia minora elongation is a common practice that some Zimbabwean women engage in during the pre-teen years. It involves the manual stretching of the labia with the aid of choice herbs or petroleum jelly until the desired length is achieved, which is usually from about 2 inches. The size of one’s pinky was the yardstick (imagine if you had long fingers, hehe). Other countries like … Continue reading Labia Minora Elongation Day 19 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

My Zimbabwe Day 18 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

The global community has a limited view of what our country has to offer and many associate the name Zimbabwe with violence and interminable political wrangling. However, if you look past the history and the natural beauty, there are many less known sites which I’ll be sharing in this post. Kindly understand that this is not a propaganda piece but an insight for others, both … Continue reading My Zimbabwe Day 18 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

Of Music & Cultural Influences Day 17 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

Have you ever had moment where you wonder what could have been going through a musician’s mind when they penned that particular song you love and sing along to every time? Well, this special breed of creatives, musicians, are known to express themselves through songs, telling us of their deepest feelings and desires. This gives us, the listener, a feeling of relating to a situation … Continue reading Of Music & Cultural Influences Day 17 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

“Kutara” Day 16 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

There are different ways of welcoming a new born baby according to various cultures and customs. I will be sharing with you details about how it is (or was) done in Mungari, Mozambique according to my great aunt Joanna. It was an insightful conversation and though her account was peppered with a lot of Portuguese and Nyanja, I was able to jot down the important … Continue reading “Kutara” Day 16 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

Of Identity, Pride & National Dress Day 15 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers

It is weird that Zimbabwe is (was) a country without a national dress despite our rich cultural heritage. I am Shona but a look at my family tree has me tracing my roots to Lesotho 🇱🇸. Even with this knowledge, if I’m to go around wearing Seshoeshoe attire, most people will think I’ve lost it. The Scottish proudly don their kilts, kimonos are absolutely fashionable … Continue reading Of Identity, Pride & National Dress Day 15 #WinterABC2021 @AfroBloggers