Hey Glow Gang,

Today, I decided to share with you more of my ‘random thoughts’. As much as I love social media, I believe everything should be approached with moderation, and this is no different. I have noticed that I can get overwhelmed with all the information that is out there – from tweets to reels to Facebook videos. As a content creator, it is my job to create and engage with my audience, however, I am still human.

As much as social media has been such a great way to interact, learn and share with others, there’s also a dark side to it. This post is pretty timely considering I recently saw and engaged with a very triggering post. Several times, I see posts on different platforms laced with misogyny, colourism, texturism, body shaming etc. I feel like black women are the most targeted demographic when it comes to harmful online content & cyberbullying. Some posts demean and shame black women (whether intentionally or unintentionally) purely for our existence and the challenges we go through.

I am learning that it’s okay to take a step back from certain pieces of content and pages, especially if I feel like what is being shared is harmful – to basically mute, unfollow and monitor my consumption of certain information.

I would love to know how you find a slice of calmness in the storm of online intensity.

Mapenzi Tele,


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