How Black Millennials are Moving to the Organic Lifestyle

Kinky hair, coarse hair tied up in a bun, and natural hair that can be styled into endless patterns to rock those Ankara outfits are not just great, they look fabulous.

All over the world black women are reclaiming their roots and redefining what it means to be beautiful.

This generation of young black women is demanding a wider variety standard of beauty. We are letting the world know – “we get to be our own beauty standard, not someone else.”

We can all remember a time in our lives where our hair had to be dragged and stretched after our hair strands have been deconstructed by relaxers.

Now, organic hair is the standard, and this shows that we can decide what’s cool and what’s not.

The millennial generation is a unique one, we are not just absent-mindedly taking in everything given to us by the media.

We want to make an impact, and we are doing it in many ways, one of those ways is switching over to a more organic lifestyle, and here’s how we do it:


The Water Challenge – The Life Challenge

In an effort to drink more water, we bring to you the water challenge. Here’s what we do. For a chosen amount of days, (usually a month) we pledge to take just water or to take a stipulated amount each day.

We ditch our favorite drinks, soda, release ourselves from the addiction of carbonated drinks and we like, okay, for this time, for just this stipulated amount of time we would take just water.

It’s usually great to do pair up with a boss lady like you, what gets to remind you daily, have you drank your glass of water.

Before you go buying tons of products and organics, flush out toxins in your system with water and watch that skin glow and pop.

We can decide what’s cool and what’s not – @onukogufavour Click To Tweet

What’s fashion if we destroy the earth in the process?

Can clothes be fashionable and sustainable? Can clothes save the world, or change the way we do things?

Is it possible that a piece of item we wear can be made from materials that are renewable and do not take from our natural resources but give back?

There’s a word for that, it’s called Eco-fashion.  According to Stepin.org, Eco-fashion is about making clothes that take into account the environment, the health of consumers and the working conditions of people in the fashion industry.

Young people are choosing to build businesses that promote ethical fashion and balances the impact of an industry that does not harm the earth.

No plastics please, we’d rather save the earth

More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year. How this is our problem?

Plastics take thousands of years to decay, as these plastics particle break down, they are able to get into fishes and wildlife we eventually eat. Direct toxicity from plastics comes from lead, cadmium, and mercury which are overly dangerous to our health.

A friend of mine arrived in a Tanzanian Airport and was shocked that she couldn’t get through with her plastic cups, all over the world, the government is tightening the entry of plastics in its borders and businesses are doing the same.  

People are switching over to a healthier lifestyle. You can do it too. Read more… @onukogufavour Click To Tweet

Every action no matter how small can save us from the plastic tragedy. Here are a few habits that are fun and chic…

  • We have our fun straw bendable straws
  • We bring our bags from home when shopping, yes we are that cool
  • Organic wraps instead of plastic bags, cool.

Choose natural, one product at a time

From natural hair care products to natural beauty products, we switching up those alternatives.

The African beauty care industry is a billion-dollar industry and black women are beginning to take a fair slice of that pie.

Beauty products made by black women for black women are emerging into the markets, they are not just a great way to support a MotherLand mogul in your community, they are better alternatives to the paraben filled products in the market.

A beauty blogger, Sike Gbana reviews great products for skin and hair. You’d find a list of beauty entrepreneurs on our blog, which we have gone through the pains of listing out for you.

Know what materials your products are made of

And if it came from illegal poaching or through the effort of child labor, we don’t want any of that, we have our ears and eyes open and on the lookout for businesses who not only have great products but possess a good ethical standard to back it up.

If you’re on the other side, are you thinking of making a switch?

How can we support businesses and entrepreneurs who are daring to create a healthy trend? What ways are you switching your glow up? Is there a business in your community you know that is all about living an organic lifestyle? We want to hear from you.


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Working to learn versus working to earn: The Millennial dilemma

Does it mean more for you to work to learn right now or work to earn? Click To Tweet

Admittedly most of us enter the job market with high hopes and plans to make waves working 9-5 and ultimately, leaving a footprint. In the excitement of the dawning of a new day; we sometimes forget that there are tough decisions that we need to ponder. This realization usually means an inevitable transition that takes us on a joy ride.

Happy New Year!

First of all, congratulations! You get to do all of the things which you set out to achieve as soon as you graduated and you are fired up with zeal to the brim. As a result you’ve been granted the opportunity-of-a-lifetime. The universe and your grancestors have been on your side; all that’s left to do is, SLAy! Yet, there’s a disclaimer, this job you’ve been offered does not pay enough for you to rent, pay off tertiary debt and have a social life. But, you’re probably fresh from university and in need of expertise. You’re thinking surely it won’t be long until you climb the corporate ladder, right? tumblr_oc9st8rz281vclac5o5_250 Being a Motherland Mogul, you know that you cannot play with your earning potential Click To Tweet

Earning Potential

Almost all your previous stresses and worries come through like; “Oh? You thought you’d be 20-something, driving your dream car and living in your luxurious penthouse?” Ha! You thought you were so woke and resolved and then got a feel of the juice. Being a Motherland Mogul, you know that you cannot play with your earning potential; that experience begets zeros, and recognition in your chosen field or vocation. So you need to draw up a list of priorities and take it from there. Question: Does it mean more for you to work to learn right now or work to earn?

The ramifications of either decision

Consequently, adulting comes with the unavoidable task of choices. So opting to work to earn could mean you forsake active mentorship —your job may not necessarily be in the trade or industry you may have wanted to be in. Or you may be working with individuals who are not invested in impacting any significant change within the industry because all they are about is the bottom line. The plus side to this is the fact that you will be able to settle your student debt, send money back home and be able to start saving to purchase property or buy a car. tumblr_oc9st8rz281vclac5o2_250 The reverse scenario is accepting a job to learn, truly dedicating oneself to the course of learning as many tricks of the trade and attending networking sessions to establish a strong foothold in the industry. Huge disclaimer: the remuneration may not live up to the job title and expectation of duties to be carried out. The silver lining on this cloud would be that what you gain in experience can always be made up for in monetary value at a later stage. It is possible to have your cake and eat it when it comes to work situations Click To Tweet

The grass may not always be greener

Whether one is working to earn, or working to learn —there are both pros and cons to each scenario. The situation will vary from person to person and it is your prerogative to choose whichever works for you at a particular juncture in life. As such; you need to decide from a place of clarity and being grounded in what you wants for yourself. It is possible to have your cake and eat it; inasmuch as something may look attractive to you, it may not be all that it is cut out to be. The world of vocation is a journey of continual learning writes @ZimK_Mvandaba Click To Tweet

Striking a balance

The world of vocation is a journey of continual learning. By asking yourself deliberate questions about the aspirations you have and what fulfillment you want from a career, you will be a step closer. There is a preparedness that goes into the decision process guiding you from university to the world of work. Asking for help is not something to shy away from. Also, you could spend the first few years post-grad school interning or in a learnership to gain practical experience and take charge of the learning opportunities on offer. Alternatively, one could start off working to earn and building on their professional and academic portfolio simultaneously. There is no right or wrong, just make decisions that work for you as an individual. formation