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Pregnancy and mental health: the hidden pain of giving birth

Opinion The range of mental health problems experienced around pregnancy and childbirth is vast and often isn’t spoken about. Here, we share your stories  Magda, a 29-year-old software developer, regularly fends off questions about when she will have her first child. Coming from a close-knit family and having been with her boyfriend for a decade, […]

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The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

Despite the tough economy, there’s Still plenty of the cool positions out there for the ambitious and goal-oriented. Job hunting can be daunting and well…the opposite of fun. One of the burdens of trying to make yourself stand out is writing. Employers receive and review hundreds, sometimes thousands, of resumes daily. LinkedIn, among the popular resources for […]

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10 Years in the Shadows…

How long does it take to become elite at your craft? And what do the people who master their goals do differently than the rest of us? That’s what John Hayes, a cognitive psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, wanted to know. For decades, Hayes has been investigating the role of effort, practice, and knowledge […]

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A jewel that shines from a million facets

I would not want to take centre stage with the declaration that I am a feminist, because personally, I have learned where it is that I need to shine (and indeed outshine) with my God-given talents and potentials and where it is that I need to recognise the strength of the opposite sex and let […]

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From a Brother to a Sister…

Now when I thought of writing this article, the 1st question that popped in my head was what message could I possibly project to the Women of this World? Do I just get down to the nitty and gritty, blade swinging or do I carve careful and elaborate sentences to make the message all pretty? […]

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A letter to a Sister

A  letter to a Sister Dear sister, I love you and I have your best interests at heart. I need you to make just four promises to yourself for Me! You know I’m passionate so this is a bit long so bare with me 1) I promise to love myself flaws and all – the […]

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FOSTA SALUTES

Every week FOSTA will salute a “#FOSTAtypeofgirl”, a fosta type of girl is someone who we find inspiring and simply must be celebrated . If you know someone who you think deserves to be here please email us at sisters@f-o-s-t-a.com F.O.S.T.A salutes Bongi Mdluli. We were soo deeply moved by her testimony. This here is a […]

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FOSTA- “I wish I was told challenge”

We at FOSTA believe that it is very important for women to come together to help each other grow. No matter what race, ethnicity, religion you are- you could actually be an important part of another woman’s personal growth. Of course most women have family and friends around them who can advise them about certain […]

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