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Grace Chirenje

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Interactive feedback : In pursuit of a non-binary narrative

I realised how polarised Zimbabwe can be, especially when it comes to partisan politics.
By Grace Chirenje Sep. 2, 2022

Women making a great difference

It is such a fulfilling, shared and collective growth curve
By Grace Chirenje Sep. 16, 2022

Thank you Mai Sorobhi!

The husband stared at these women and commented on their bodies. He would comment on their gait, legs, dressing, mere presence — she was not happy with his behaviour.
By Grace Chirenje Sep. 23, 2022

Interactive feedback: Trip to Zvishavane an eye opener

There is so much to learn from there that I am sure would inspire a whole nation to advance economically.
By Grace Chirenje Sep. 30, 2022

Healing our own form of bronchitis

Our behaviours are a scream for help and yet no one seems to hear or notice us.
By Grace Chirenje Oct. 7, 2022

My condolences for your loss, fellow mother

My daughter’s school has been organising a school trip, combined for Grades 6 and 7 and I have been at the heart of it. It has taken us about six months to get ourselves organised.
By Grace Chirenje Oct. 21, 2022

Interactive Feedback: Gratitude lessons from the Indian Ocean

The fusion of the tall standing palm trees, the children running around, the magnificent swimming pools and the greenery, it was beyond words.
By Grace Chirenje Nov. 4, 2022

Interactive feedback: Overcoming like Tonny and I

Noone is coming to save us as Zimbabweans, whatever it is that you are facing, you somewhat have the solution to make things flow.
By Grace Chirenje Nov. 11, 2022

Russo-Ukraine war versus women, cooking oil

As I struggled to come to terms with the demise of my sister’s purchasing power.
By Grace Chirenje Nov. 25, 2022

Silence in the face of injustice is complicity 

I LOVE me a good pork grill and I have discovered a butchery at Specimen in Glen Norah that sells the most delicious pork chops that bring a certain level of glory.
By Grace Chirenje Dec. 2, 2022

Call to love: We can only learn to love by loving

We seem to focus on our own needs and forget that we do not live on an island as human beings. We do have other humans co-existing with us in this country.
By Grace Chirenje and The Standard Dec. 9, 2022

Reflecting on the 16-365 days of activism against GBV

For 2022, the theme for the 16 Days of activism against gender based violence is “UNiTE! activism to end violence against women and girls”.
By Grace Chirenje Dec. 16, 2022

Making life count: Live, laugh and love louder!

I WAS born on December 15 1982 at about 6AM, I am told. So it was my 40th birthday last week on Wednesday.
By Grace Chirenje Dec. 23, 2022

There is more to life than just spirituality

Once upon a time I had a friend who was very focused
By Grace Chirenje Jan. 20, 2023

Mai Denzel: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

The result was some very public narrative about her love life including some leaked nude pictures that she had shared in the comfort of her intimate relationship.
By Grace Chirenje Jan. 27, 2023

Exploring our grey

I remember when my mother told me about her narrow escape to Harare from our rural home in Chihota during the liberation war era
By Grace Chirenje Feb. 3, 2023

Lifezone: Substance abuse and ‘you’ as the solution

During the conversations, everything seems to flow until my loved ones hit the next trigger and fall into the same vicious circle of substance abuse.
By Grace Chirenje Feb. 10, 2023

Rethinking mining

Zimbabwe was a constant example throughout the Alternative Mining Indaba with its lithium narrative being at the centre of the conversations.
By Grace Chirenje Feb. 17, 2023

Let’s raise awareness about cybercrimes

During the national world engineering awareness day, we are calling on Zimbabweans and other nationals who have been affected by cybercrime and scams to narrate their experiences.
By Grace Chirenje Feb. 24, 2023

Of Shadaya, Rihanna: Rethinking manhood

I half-heartedly laughed it off and continued enjoying my much-needed public holiday.
By Grace Chirenje Feb. 24, 2023

Choosing to reframe our thinking

Which I have tried to but to no avail.Never mind, the fact that we all know the “truth” of what is happening and who is causing the conflict.
By Grace Chirenje Mar. 3, 2023

The way we chose to use our power

The deal went down, with a lot of teething issues, back and forth; which I absolutely did not like but eventually we signed affidavits and I assumed we had concluded the sale.
By Grace Chirenje Mar. 10, 2023

Rethinking our thinking, collectively

Having said that, we appreciate the war of liberation; the gallant sons and daughters of the soil’s Lila was not in vain and we are very much grateful for their sacrifice, always and forever!
By Grace Chirenje Mar. 17, 2023

Forgiveness makes the world a better place

Oh my, the level of betrayal and near madness one could easily experience because of this. I mean I have heard people get murdered for these kind of things.
By Grace Chirenje Mar. 24, 2023

Our voice, our power!

This system has stood the test of time and often abuses anyone that is not aligned to what it deems “acceptable”.
By Grace Chirenje Mar. 31, 2023

Before you go, build a legacy

As we stood there by the grave side, watching what was happening, the men slowly covering the grave with soil, it just got me thinking about life.
By Grace Chirenje Apr. 6, 2023

 The Shift: Women’s political participation: The case of Linda Masarira

While the country has yet to see a female president, there have been several women who have run for the office, and many more who are actively involved in politics at all levels.
By Grace Chirenje Jun. 20, 2023

Inclusion of women with disabilities in policy making in Zimbabwe

Women with disabilities in Zimbabwe face significant challenges when it comes to accessing education, healthcare, employment, and social inclusion.
By Grace Chirenje Jun. 22, 2023

Unveiling lessons from the Ocean

The ocean's resilience, the power of AI The ocean, with its vastness and ever-changing nature, teaches us the essence of resilience.
By Grace Chirenje Apr. 12, 2024

Rethinking work for black, African women

The toxicity that permeates workplaces has become an insurmountable burden, a weight that threatens to suffocate my ever-vibrant and passionate spirit.
By Grace Chirenje Apr. 19, 2024