So much has happened in the last couple of weeks and we are grateful that you have kept hope alive together with us. We are honoured that you believed, as we do, that East African women deserve a quality magazine that inspires, entertains and informs. A magazine that is a reference guide for the modern African woman in her quest for success and personal fulfillment.
We are back, more determined than ever, to meet your needs for everything you desire TRUE LOVE to be. This comeback issue (the name christened by some TRUE LOVE readers when they discovered we were working on the July edition) is really not just a comeback for the magazine but for the team that put it together also.
All the articles have been carefully chosen to inspire in each of us a sense that comebacks are possible – that while life may not have turned out quite as we hoped, we have ‘a brand new opportunity every day to reach for our dreams.
So dig in and enjoy everything, from our fashion that is meant to keep you warm in the cold July weather to our inspiring cover story of seven Kenyan women who are making waves in their industries. And with the world currently converging on Africa for the World Cup, we thought you might want to try some culinary delights from the rest of the world. Turn to our recipes on page 92.
We all know that women and children are at the greatest risk of human trafficking, which in many quarters is referred to as modern day slavery. This shocking trend continues, aided largely by the widespread networks of traffickers, rampant poverty that causes women and children to believe the promises of a better life, loopholes in the law and ignorance.
Our Worldview feature on page 60 gives us a glimpse into the ugly world of trafficking from a Nigerian perspective.
Finally, whatever challenges you face, we hope this issue will help you realise that you can rise above them if you have the determination, faith and resilience to do so. So here’s to all of us; to the women we were, the women we are today and the amazing women we continue to become.
Have a wonderful July!