In this patriarchal world we live, in it is always empowering and uplifting to see my fellow queens making waves and taking over the internet for all the right reasons, whether they are blogging about lifestyle, fitness, beauty, engineering or their daily lives as CEO’s, they are definitely worthy of recognition and following.
As a feminist and an empowered woman myself, I love seeing other women slaying and doing what they love. With that said, here are 10 local and international blogs to follow that are made by women for women that you should follow this year.
South African Female Bloggers:
“Becoming you” is a diverse blog that is mainly focused on the life of the creator Kathryn. In addition to this, the blog also features tips on beauty and wellness for those women who are moms and have families.
2. Sarah Langa
28-year-old, Sarah Langa is my woman crush every day. Sarah’s luxurious content is definitely goals, from her classic Instagram aesthetics to her private jet set life; her lifestyle is everything and more. Sarah holds an MBA and has done some amazing collaborations with Samsung, D&G AND Witchery. Keeping up with the latest fashion, beauty and luxurious accommodation as become so easy with Sarah Langa’s content on her Instagram.
Aisha Baker as flourished over the years, she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 and multiple businesses such as Millennialmamasa and her exclusive clothing brand called baked collection. Her blog offers timeless authentic and content of fashion, lifestyle, beauty, her life as a young Muslim mamma and recently added a podcast edition to her website. Bakedonline Instagram page has 140K followers from all over the world and her content is inspiring to all women from different backgrounds, ages and ethnic groups.
25-year-old Lesego Legobane is breaking barriers with her body positivity content. Her online followers are super impressive with over 400K followers. As a plus-size model, I applaud this queen for being her authentic self on social media and as a result of this, she has ensured other girls to love themselves just as they are. In addition to this, this fearless strong black woman slays bombshell fashion outfits.
When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, Mapule Ndhovu is the fitness queen in South Africa. This strong, badass woman workouts as change many lives. Mapule has featured in many fitness events in South Africa and as established a successful business relationship with Adidas. No matter your fitness levels, queenfitnass offers a variety of different workouts which can be found on her Instagram page.
International Female Bloggers:
This chic and tasteful lifestyle website by Joanna Goddard was established in 2017 that offers reliable and informative content on how to maintain a healthy relationship with your significant other, your skin or food and fashion. Since the launch of her blog, other features have been added such as advice on motherhood and design.
Even though travelling abroad is not as easy as it use to be, it is still possible to plan for the future by following travel bloggers and their experience. This award-winning blog was started by Kiersten who resides between South Africa and America. This successful blog is the ideal place that is enriched with content, such as how to plan your solo or girls trips.
“Advice from a 20 something” was created by Amanda Holstein when she graduated from college and used her platform to share career advice and how to improve your well-being. In addition to this, the blog has been named “Top 10 Fashion & Beauty Blog” by Better Homes and Garden for its relevant and trendy lifestyle, fashion and beauty content. As a fresh grad navigating my work identity I have would highly recommend checking out some of the career advice blog posts such as ” 3 ways to create a work-life balance as a new grad”.
If you looking for some motivation to get your life together you have come to the right place. Marie Forleo is a well-known motivational speaker and savvy businesswoman. Her blog has some meaningful posts that will help you reach your career goals and dreams. Her blog reaches over 190 countries and Marie also has a television show that features more insightful topics on how to build your own business.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about all the boss moms out there. Mom bloggers are thriving in the blog world. Being a mom has been re-defined so much after the last few years. Women are showing this male-dominated world that we can do anything we put our mind to even if we have kids. Shana Draugelis, owner of The Mom Edit website is one of many mom bloggers out there who are creating content for other moms. Other than the content on life as a mom, the blog also has features on style for women, men and kids, beauty and travel.