Serena Williams’ Treatment at the U.S. Open Is About More Than Tennis

“Black women have a right to be angry at how the world mistreats and dehumanizes us.” In this op-ed, writer Zerlina Maxwell explores how Serena Williams’ mistreatment at the U.S. Open is deeply relatable for black women. The much anticipated U.S. Open women’s final match Saturday — where Serena Williams played Japan’s Naomi Osaka — ended up […]

Black Women: The Marginalized of The Marginalized

For many, South Africa’s transition from the brutal system of apartheid to democracy symbolised hope, possibilities, liberation, equality and “a better life for all”. While the civil-political landscape of the country has changed, it would be naïve of us to believe that this political shift has translated into substantial social and economic transformation for black […]

Break If you must

Break if you must…break as often as you need to. Is it ok to collectively admit that sometimes we shatter? That at times things collide towards you all at once, and that in those moments your only balance is yourself. That you can very well reach a place where even your pillars can’t save you and no one […]

Marie Claire Denim & Design Issue

Marie Claire Terry Pheto

The cover of the June Denim & Design issue of Marie Claire is a celebration of a generation of South African women who are empowered, creative and more beautiful than ever.   Featuring award-winning South African actress and activist Terry Pheto, dressed in denim, it is embellished by South African illustrator and street artist Karabo Poppy. “This is not just another cover: […]