type4girl is a digital content and resource platform for smart women with big ideas anchored by the unique narration of the journey to success as experienced by type 4 girls.


We explore the exhilarating world of the modern-day black girl community and aim to document what the African dream means to women with a unique approach and perception of success and leadership. type4girl. exists because women should be the only ones who decide what value they attach to choices regarding their hair, their professions, their journey, their habits and preferences and their bodies.

This blog is a proud creation of type4girl the media (Pty) Ltd.

“What a time to be raising young girls who love the skin they’re in and not be condemned by the choices they make in a world that is still learning what it means to have women be free to be. To be able to use the written word to help create powerhouses who live intentionally and add value to others through active curiosity and selfless activism. A time where we are narrating the true African success story and celebrating it so much that it is becoming normal for women of colour to make impactful decisions, occupy spaces of leadership, come up with smart, revolutionary ideas and create more seats at the power table. Like it should have always been.”

– type4girl 2020

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Whether it is your career story or biz startup story, we want it as it is, honest. Success stories have been told, but we’re also in the business of inspiring. Tell us about the story of you or a phenomenal woman you admire. Don’t be shy, say hello to our editor!



We’re looking for African women with a unique, fearless perspective on issues affecting the modern-day black woman – who want a platform to talk about what everyone else is afraid of touching. You sound just like the girl we think you are. We have various platforms where you will be heard. Submit your essay to our editor for consideration.



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