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Discovering my creative spirit: onward to Bantu Belle

Christine Lasway

I've never identified myself as a creative - I didn't take any art/design classes and "creating" was not something I did while growing up, but it is a gift I am humbly learning to accept! You see, for the past two decades, I have pursued a career in Global Health – working with many developing nations, primarily in Africa, to improve their health care systems. As you can imagine, my left brain was in charge here.   "My journey to discovering my creative spirit has been a long meandering path ─ unplanned, unintentional and unconscious. Pure serendipity! " While my first bout...

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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: THE BLACK FAMILY FASHION

Christine Lasway

By Erica Arthur, Fashion Blogger, Ghana   Today marks the first day of Black History Month, also known as the African-American History Month, an occasion that has been celebrated for over 90 years and became formally recognized by the United States government around mid-1970s. The theme for this year’s Black History Month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.  This year’s theme reminds us to acknowledge and appreciate the evolving variability of the Black family. Like with other societies and cultures, the family is the bedrock of African society and culture. Families give a sense and understanding of belonging and...

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Things will get better: How these resilient women are keeping us staying safe

Christine Lasway

  You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending ~ CS. Lewis The plight of our lives today has reminded us how our ways of life can be seemingly so uncertain and unpredictable. Plowing through and overcoming life unexpected circumstances is a true testament of resilience. Women who have overcome obstetric fistula know this very well. When they face devastating injuries while trying to bring life to this world – injuries so severe that leave them chronically incontinent, only to be corrected by surgery – their normal life and...

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The Artisan's Promise: Behind my inspiration for PAMBA+NA

Christine Lasway

The Artisan's Promise: Behind my inspiration for PAMBA+NA

“I’ll help you market your artwork to the world”. A simple promise that keeps on lingering.

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