“You Still Look Pregnant!” – The Truth About Postpartum ‘Snapbacks’

“You Still Look Pregnant!” – The Truth About Postpartum ‘Snapbacks’

“You Still Look Pregnant!” Childbirth and motherhood are experiences that words really can’t describe well enough. It’s something you have to be apart of and see to really grasp how monumental it is. Housing a human is one of the most craziest things to go through from the moment conception happens. The changes a woman [...]

What Self-Love Means: 15 Questions to Ask Yourself.

What Self-Love Means: 15 Questions to Ask Yourself.

Practicing self-love is not always an easy task. Some don't know how to love themselves or where to start. You first have to ask yourself, what does loving myself mean to me? It involves learning to accept and be brutally honest with who we are and who we have the potential to be. It requires [...]

#HurtBae: Putting Up With Cheating?

#HurtBae: Putting Up With Cheating?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjLR8293jnY Why is it that when a man cheats and a woman finds out the question becomes "why didn't you just leave?" The question should be "Why did he cheat to begin with?" Often times men get a pat on the back when they are young and can't commit. This video is saddening to watch, [...]

Would You Take The Risk on Love?

Would You Take The Risk on Love?

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken." What's the riskiest thing you've ever done? If asked this question some people will say or think something sexual, some will think back to when they faced their biggest fears or climbed the highest [...]

Tipsy Tuesday: 22 Ways to Love Yourself!

Tipsy Tuesday: 22 Ways to Love Yourself!

It's Tuesday again so you know what means! There's some tips coming your way. Today marks my 22nd birthday and with both of my books "Finding YOUrself: The Road to Self-Love and Recovery" & "Heartbreaks and Heartaches" due to come out this month, it's only right I stick with the theme. Loving yourself can sometimes be a [...]

#OwnYourBeautiful

#OwnYourBeautiful

The #OwnYourBeautiful hashtag was a campaign created for Instagram by myself, , teenytinyella, livebytheafro, and simonepaddick. We all wanted to use our social media platform to promote loving yourself. The idea behind the campaign was to have users turn their biggest insecurity into their most beautiful attribute. The rules were to post a photo explaining their insecurity [...]

Body Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3f1zii5skA Loving your body can be incredibly challenging, especially for women. We live in a society where small sizes are the norm and people strive to lose weight to be liked and idolized by others, with hopes of fitting into that norm. We live in a society where the media Photoshop the bodies of celebrities to [...]

“Dear Woman”

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an Empowerment Workshop hosted by Michael E. Reid, socially known as "justmike_" or "justmikethepoet". The workshop was created to accompany his newly released book "Dear Woman" and is a few hours of conversation, inspiration, education, and hope. As it says on his website the event is designed specifically for women [...]

Why I Dislike the Hair Salon

In one of my previous post I discussed my experiences with Traction Alopecia and I mentioned that I never felt comfortable going into hair salons. To this day I still feel uncomfortable with the idea of stepping into one for the simple fact that the level of ignorance is at an all time high in this [...]

Lets Discuss: Nappy Hair

There are many negative connotations behind the word "nappy" that stem from times of slavery. As Black people we have always been taught to hate our hair and most importantly who we are. Growing up we are taught that nappy hair is bad we need to get a perm, boys are told nappy hair doesn't look good [...]