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Championing the Rights of Young Girls with VOW for girls October 11 marks what the United Nation has declared “International Day of the Girl Child”—a day to acknowledge the rights and challenges young girls around the world face. Championing the rights of young girls has always been a cause that’s near and dear to our […]

Championing the Rights of Young Girls with VOW for girls



Today, I’m so thrilled to share with you a one-on-one interview with Zambia’s beloved Lulu Wood. A food blogger, media consultant, TV personality, and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador—Lulu is a woman of many hats with a truly magnetic personality (and a heart of pure gold). As the founder of the food blog Wood Kitchen, you can […]

Sitting Down with Zambia’s One-and-Only Lulu Wood



Here’s Everything You Need to Know Of all the things I’ve produced in my two decades as an event planner and creative director, there is one undertaking that feels like the truest representation of my heart and soul: Fifty Four Magazine. Today, then, I’m so thrilled to share with you the news that Fifty Four […]

Fifty Four Magazine Issue No. 1 Has Officially Launched



Getting Real About Self Care: 5 Tips to Follow (or not) Ah, the joy and promise of a new year. So many of us mark the start of a new calendar year by, to put it bluntly, beating ourselves down under the guise of self improvement. We must lose weight (in only certain places while […]

Self Care



There was a time a few years ago that I wouldn’t have been able to write this. I hid my mental health / Mental Wellbeing for so long, not willing to admit it to myself and certainly not able to admit it to others. No way would I have written about it. I have become […]

Mental Wellbeing



A Journey Through Miscarriage, Comfort for Women in Grief and an Open Conversation About its Stigma in the African Community “Sometimes in tragedy, we find out life’s purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.” – Robert Brault I’ve had two miscarriages, and even though the lives of those babies felt like they […]




One Woman’s Journey of Living with HIV and Building a Happy Family and Productive Life Every year on World Aids Day, organizations and individuals raise awareness to help end the HIV epidemic around the world. To help raise awareness, I’m going to share with you one woman’s journey of living with HIV and building a […]

Living with HIV and Building a Family



I’ve heard it said before that a mother always knows best, but I don’t think I understood what that fully meant until I became a mother. My Instinct as the Mother of a Child with Special Needs… From the age of 1, I knew that there was something different with the development of our sweet […]

My Instinct as the Mother of a Child with Special Needs



How The #1 Safari Lodge in Zambia Runs an Award-Winning Trust School for Locals – Tongabezi School Tongabezi Lodge sits on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream of Victora Falls in Zambia. Voted the number one safari lodge in Zambia and a top 100 hotel in the world, one would think it’s the breathtaking […]

When Businesses Change the World



and Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service at The Whittington Hospital As a three-time cancer survivor, I know the havoc this one little word can wreak on a person’s life and emotions. I cannot even begin to explain how difficult the journey has been because even when you “beat cancer,” you still have a long […]

My Cancer Journey