Magazine article New African

Editor's Note

Magazine article New African

Editor's Note

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Wow! We are already into our fourth issue? And what a treat we have this month, as we feature four inspirational black women, who are not only drop-dead-gorgeous, but motivating ground breakers in the fields of fashion, shoe design, music and charity work.

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In exclusive heart-warming interviews, Dr precious molo-motsepe page 6) Gwen and Abenaa Boadu-Frempong (page 14) and Gerry elsdon (page 16) intimately share with us how they got to the top (and how they are staying there), their lessons in life--and they didn't even mind sharing those essential beauty tips!

Imperatively, though, their collective message to all of us is that beauty is about being yourself. Rosamond Richardson, an author of well-being books, whose tips we feature on page 2, is also apt when she says about beauty: "You don't have to have model looks to be beautiful. Natural is beautiful. Energy is beautiful. A sense of humour and serenity are beautiful and nothing is lovelier than a genuine smile, rediant good health and a sense of being at ease in our bodies."

I love her advice on beauty perfectionism: "There is only one thing in nature that is perfect, and that is a snowflake. Arm yourself with this mantra: I am not a snowflake! …

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