December Issue 2014

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Best of 2014


elcome to our last issue of the year which happens to be our ‘Best of 2014’issue. In this issue we’ve selected some of our best stories and interviews featuring amazing and talented women doing exploits in their communities. Making this selection was no easy task because is all the women we feature are making meaningful contributions in their fields.

Sami Khan Photography

That said, its always good to look back to see how far we have come, celebrate the successes and learn from the failures so as to chart a way forward. This year we have grown in many ways and one of our greatest achievements was being able to roll out 9 issues and feature more than 80+ women. We would not have been able to do so without our amazing team of writers who dedicate their time and talents to further our mission - celebrating women of African heritage. That mission will always be at the heart of AfroElle, telling our stories of courage, hope, strength and wisdom. And we are able to do this, issue after issue because of you. We are grateful to our sponsors, family and friends and, most of all, to you our readers! We hope that you enjoyed this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. As always, we would love to hear your feedback and suggestions. If there’s anything you’d love to see in our upcoming issues, just drop me a line. Till next time, I leave you with the words of Dawna Marova , “ I will not live an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire, I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, goes on as fruit.”

Peace & Blessings Patricia Miswa Founder and Editor