“It took a lot of adjusting for my mum to accept that I was going to choose design as a career. Just as she was beginning to accept design I decided to leave a well-paying job as a footwear designer to pursue photography full time."
CONTRIBUTED BY MICHAEL KLOTSMAN, EDITED BY BYAWOMAN There are a lot of bodies that have formed to help towards establishing open, clearly defined and majority-accepted standards & technology, that have the well-being of society primarily in mind. Notable examples include the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) , the FSF, the Tor Project and others, including the … Continue reading Cyber Security: It’s Not all Doom and Gloom – Here’s What To Know
CONTRIBUTED by Michael Klotsman, Edited by ByawomanThere is an apt quote that reflects a very crucial point every person would benefit greatly from internalising and understanding. As we embark on the subject of cyber security, I leave you the quote to under-lace with the discussion. It has been expressed numerous times by many prominent figures throughout … Continue reading All About Cyber Security and Why We Ought to Care
It is never too late to start eating right and help yourself or loved ones. These were the first words of a lady whose healing food came to be known as Fatma’s Kitchen.
With personal branding, people buy you, and eventually this comes with its challenges but Vava says she does not imagine herself not being the brand. It can get exhausting but it is a strong way to have a brand. This goes without saying for someone like Vava, who has a strong presence accompanied by her … Continue reading Coffee Stories: Vava on Being the Face of the Brand – PART THREE
Vava first experienced coffee outside her home. Her parents received a coffee maker as a wedding present but nobody really used it. Kenyans do not have a coffee-drinking culture. Surprising or not, up to 90 per cent of Kenya’s coffee is exported. The little consumed locally is done mainly by the foreigners living in the … Continue reading Coffee Stories With Vava: How it Gets To Your Cup – Part Two
Storytelling the coffee journeys is how Vava enriches the taste of her coffee alongside the lives of the Kenyan farmers she has an intimate relationship with. She is a social entrepreneur, who exports globally but invests locally. It is a synergy that not only ensures the quality of coffee is top-notch, but that there is … Continue reading The Coffee Stories – Meet Brew Mistress Vava – Part One
Eva Andrea Ter Avest Dahm. You’ll be damned trying to pronounce the name and lucky to get it right, unless you are of Dutch origin. But what if you did not try. What if you visualized the name. What character can you make out from the letters you see. Any scents? Colours? Ideas? I tried … Continue reading Theatre as a Way of Life, Wordlessness, Dyslexia & Why We Need New Stories
In the continent of Africa, in the land of Kenya, is a home-grown 3D printing company by the name AB3D. African Born 3D Printing (AB3D) is the first 3D printing enterprise in Africa designed to deliver high quality 3D printers, custom 3D print jobs, and 3D printing technology education. AB3D designs and manufactures 3D printers … Continue reading Why We Need to Think Greater of 3D Printing in Africa
I once visited the hospital Anne-Marie works in for a check up. When I called her, she prompted me to pass by and say hello to her in the Intensive Care Unit, where she is stationed. As I got into the unit, I heard groans of someone in pain, and the beeping of what I … Continue reading Doctor Anne-Marie’s Journey to ICU