February 1, 2018

"We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease. You identify it, you call it out, you treat it and you defeat it."

— Colin Kaepernick

We as black people are not a monolithic bunch. We are not all the same, and neither are women. Instead, we are all ind...

January 31, 2018

Dear Shaq,

On the heel of 2017, you were lost and abashed. 2017 stepped on your neck and forced you to adjust your thoughts and attitude. You suffered greatly and believed that God was punishing you for the aggressive judgments that you made about others. However, you n...

October 18, 2017

Face it, we all have all been rejected at some point in our life. We have been rejected by career options, school choices, potential love interests and sometimes even members of our family members. Rejection sucks and it often hurts. However, remember,"Rejection is the...

September 7, 2017

There's a great deal of disparity when it comes to representation of dark skin women in mainstream media. Instead of providing a wide range of “dark skin women” identity types, mainstream media tends to sum it up into one type of “dark skin woman”. I feel that millenni...

August 8, 2017

“Comparison is an act of violence against the Self” - Iyanla Vanzant

“I got the job.”

  

“Living my best life #worldtraveler”

“Family comes first #FamilyOverEverything”

"Party was litttt last night #lituation"

Do any of these statements ring a bell to you? These are pos...

June 28, 2017

Out of the huts of history’s shame

I rise

Up from a past that’s rooted in pain

I rise

I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

– “Still  I Rise” by Maya Angelou

I grew up thinking blackness wasn’t beautiful, particularly my blackness as a...

June 28, 2017

During my childhood I was overweight, yet I wouldn’t say I had a particularly low self-esteem. I was a paradox; I was a “fat “girl who was satisfied with herself, yet unhappy with the consequences of society’s view of her body. I was an award winning public speaker, ac...

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