See those fierce curls?This woman has many tricks up her sleeve..(and in her kitchen!) to get her hair that shiny and dark 🙂 She is the mother of three beautiful children and is working on providing care to pregnant women and children.
What do you celebrate about being a woman?
Everything, I love being a woman.
Our God-given ability to give birth, breastfeed our babies and be a mother.
Our sensuality and femininity that allows us to be warm loving wives.
Our caring and loving ways that allow us to be wonderful sisters, daughters, aunties and more.
What do you wish other women knew?
That we as women, should know our value and worth first and not seek validation of it from others.
How do you express yourself creatively?
In various ways.
Through cooking and making meals that not only bring nourishment but show the love put forth.
Also via natural hair, my natural hair provides a unique canvas for me to create my own masterpiece.
How are you making a difference in the world?
By helping others in any way possible, not matter how small, every single day.
I wake up every single day trying to help someone with something…in the simplest ways too.
It can be as simple as paying forward for someone’s coffee who is behind me in line…
or buying a laundry detergent to leave in the laundry room for others to use…
or simple emails with solutions sent to someone having natural hair issues.
What do you believe is your calling and what are you doing about it?
Natural Hair and working in the medical field.
I founded a Facebook natural hair support group called Zedian Naturals to provide a platform for anyone who has loose or locked natural hair as well as relaxed hair to learn and share natural hair tips.
I am currently pursuing my educational goal of practicing and providing wellness care to pregnant women and children.
How do you celebrate where you come from?
By owning my name and not tweaking it for the world to have an “easier” time saying or learning my name. I don’t give abbreviations anymore, instead I spell it phonetically for them. i.e cee-bong-eelay
My husband and I also made sure we named our children vernacular names as well to remind them of their strong Zambian roots.
By being a proud Zambian and saying so, I celebrate being Zambian every day.
What do you consider to be the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?
Accepting myself as beautiful and uniquely created as God had intended.
For more of Sibongile’s natural hair tips and styles please visit her facebook group or buy from her product line!