#ThisIsWoman is a collection of profiles of upcoming woman-led brands and professional WOC designed to celebrate the small victories in the journey to becoming.

Latest Interviews by type4girl.

  • Ogone Netshitumi: Favscosmetica
    Ogone Netshitumi, commonly known as Fatty.Favs, is a 17-year-old South African magazine and poetry author, content creator, YouTuber and the proud founder of Favscosmetica – a recently established beauty brand aimed at teen girls and boys. What inspired Favscosmetica? Growing up I struggled with acne and other skin conditions and I could never find one …
  • Zanele Dlamini: Zaneida Global Cosmetics
    As we grow older, we begin to understand and appreciate that beauty isn’t standard. Zanele draws that lesson from being the neighbourhood ‘monkey face’, a nickname given to her by a woman in her community. “That used to make me feel less beautiful and [I lost] confidence in myself.” Thankfully, as she grew up, she …
  • Mmapaseka & Amogelang Fakude: Co-founders, Benyang
    If dynamic duo had a band name, it would be the Fakude Sisters. Amogelang (20) and her sister Mmapaseka (25) are the co-founders of Benyang, a personal and soon to be home care brand. The sisters, who hail from Hazyview in Mpumalanga are part of a special group of entrepreneurs who dared to launch businesses …
  • Itumeleng Ntlwana: Melanin Appreciation
    Itumeleng, known affectionately as Itu, is a 23-year old Johannesburg based designer and entrepreneur who hails from Burgersfort, Limpopo. Fashion designing is a mountain she has dreamt of conquering since childhood. Last year, in November, she finally realised part of it when she launched her own fashion brand called Melanin Appreciation. “This is my childhood …
  • Makhele Bevelina Ledwaba: Villa Velina
    Bevelina Ledwaba (22) is an aspiring CA and the founder of Villa Velina, an online homeware store that offers a wide variety of unique homeware accessories that include glassware, cutlery and furniture. The company also offers home interior design services and feature their very own collection of exclusive and locally made original ceramic products. Their …
  • Titamenji Kamanga: Naturally Rooted Kinks
    Titamenji Kamanga (27), also known as Ultimatefroup on the socials, is a Zambian-born, South Africa raised type 4 Ayurvedic natural hair content creator. According to the starlet, she started her Instagram page and YouTube channel because she realised that hair was something she was passionate about and felt as though she needed to share that …

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  • Only applies to under 20 year olds (i.e. 19 and lower)
  • An awesome bio with a picture of yourself and 2/3 showcasing your brand/s and/or why you’re awesome (if any)
  • If you’re an academic high achiever/public speaker, tell us about your dreams and hopes for the future OR if you’re a teenpreneur tell us about how you came up with your business and how it’s been being a young girl boss OR if you’re an author, tell us how your book came about and how it was writing an entire manuscript OR if you’re an artist or run an NPO tell us what you love about it and how we and our our community can support you
  • Tell us 3 amazing things about yourself
  • Tell us who inspires you and why OR what motivates you
  • Include social media links (optional)


  • A great bio (very great please) with a picture of yourself and 2/3 showcasing what you do/your business (if possible)
  • A business/brand bio + how we find you online, how we buy and where you’re based.
  • How & why it started and how and where it’s going (you can go about this question whichever way you feel best captures your brand’s story of becoming.)
  • What do the first 4 hours of your typical work day entail?
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made running your business (give us tips on what to do instead or how to recover) OR the biggest challenge (give details and remedy) OR both, you’re great!
  • Tell us about a black woman that you admire and why.
  • Include social media links (optional)


  • A great bio (very great and specific please) with a picture of yourself and 1 from a graduation (if possible)
  • If you have a side hustle or hobby that you’ve monetized, include basic information about it and a few tips on running one/time management
  • Include qualifications (just a list or name drop, not your prized paper)
  • Include academic aspirations (if any)
  • Tell us about a black woman that you admire and why.
  • Include social media links (optional)

Please email the above to editor@type4girl.com, with subject line Re: [Type your category] feature OR text your name, category + the info above (can also be recorded) via WhatsApp. If you feel there’s something you’d like to add like an appreciation note, vote of thanks or shout out, a lesson you learnt or tips – anything, please, that’s why you’re the woman you are, give us that content.

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