Every day there are thousands of individuals making a difference in their communities, and in the spirit of Amazons Watch Magazine, we enjoy shining the spotlight on the inspirational and impactful work of women in the grassroots that mostly go unnoticed. Each story has a unique stamp, effect and outcome. Shylette’s drive is one that will definitely leave a lasting memory which is why it was an honour to speak to her about her personal work and history.
By Tanya Maswaure “The mental health of our children must be seen as every bit as important as their physical health.” Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks extensively on children’s mental health and how parents must take precautions and pay attention to their children’s mental health. Although this conversation has become increasingly common for adults, children are often overlooked, especially in countries with fewer psychological resources. Hussinatu saw this gap and is acting toward fixing that gap. Amazons Watch Magazine spoke to 22-year-old Hussinatu Bah, a Sierra Leonian based in Kigali, Rwanda. Hussinatu is in her third year of her Bachelor in Arts degree, majoring in Global challenges at African Leadership University. “Initially, I didn’t plan to study out of my country, but things did not go to plan,” She explained. This change in plans is what led her to her current project. She began with medicine in Sierra…
By Bongile Sigonyela
Judge Jackson was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Miami, Florida. She was raised by her parents, who had started out as public-school teachers. Later, as their career progressed, they became leaders and administrators in the Miami-Dade Public School system.
By- Aditi Maheshwari Nouran Gohar, a professional squash player, beat her Egyptian counterpart Nour El Sherbini who was forced to retire in the final of the Black Ball Open in Cairo. Gohar was leading by two games and had taken the first two points of the third game when she called it a day after receiving treatment on a hip injury. Gohar now will take over as world number one from El Sherbini when the new rankings are released this April. Nouran Gohar received her first Tour title at the Prague Open in December 2013 at 16 years of age. World No.2 Nouran Gohar got her first CIB Black Ball title and her fourth consecutive Platinum trophy. However, this triumph will undoubtedly be bittersweet following the mid-final retirement of World No.1 Nour El Sherbini due to injury. Ahead of this match, talks had been all around about the rivalry between…
By Aditi Maheshwari
In February, Nordstrom celebrates Black-owned and founded brands through the company’s shoppable Black-Owned and Black-Founded categories.
By Meresia Aloo
Ms Liya Kebede, is an unstoppable Ethiopian-born supermodel, international clothing designer, and top-notch actor who began her career at the mere age of 16 and became a mother at the age of 22.
On Wednesday, bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed a deal to renew a long-lapsed law to strengthen domestic violence protections, just hours after Hollywood actor and humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a tearful speech of support. Jolie’s voice broke as she acknowledged the women and children “for whom this legislation comes too late” in a speech in Washington D.C. “Standing here at the centre of our nation’s power, I can think only of everyone who has been made to feel powerless by their abusers by a system that failed to protect them,” Jolie, wearing a black suit and pearls, said. The Violence Against Women Act expired at the end of 2018, and U.S. President Joe Biden, who originally sponsored the bill as a senator in 1994, had campaigned on renewing it. The House of Representatives approved its renewal in a 244-172 vote almost a year ago, but the legislation stalled in…