Authors Posts by Takia Ross

Takia Ross

Takia Ross
Takia is a professional Make-Up Artist and owner of Accessmatized, LLC the home of Pretty Mobile Baltimore, DMV's First Mobile Make-Up Studio. Takia's passion is to encourage and inspire women to live their best lives and dream BIG; and she is leading by example.

The Misconception of the “Independent” Woman

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I’m not quite sure when it happened. I’m sure that it wasn’t when Ne-Yo was crooning about “Ms. Independent” and why he loved her. But somewhere between then and now, being an independent woman has been misconstrued and sometimes has a negative connotation when it comes...

I’m Only Allowing Myself 48 Hours to Grieve the End of My Relationship

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My relationship is over. I don’t want it to be but it is. I hoped that we could talk about things and work through the issues we had. I hoped he would do all he could to rectify his wrong and make things right again…but he...

Mind Your Business. Yes, I Said It!

Mind Your Own Business
It happens to all of us. That moment when you’re scrolling down your timeline and you see it. Someone launched the idea you have been sitting on for years, but have been waiting for the right time to start. Or maybe you shared your next big...

Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness!

Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness
About a month ago, I decided that it was time for me to quit my job and pursue my entrepreneurial passion full time. For 20 years, I have been moving from job to job, sometimes climbing… sometimes falling down the corporate ladder, doing exactly what...

Trusting God

Trusting God Nia Magazine for black women
Every day, I come home and ask the kids, “Did you check the mail?” Most of the time, the mail is full of bills that I have a hard time paying, notices for opportunities to pay off credit cards that I have defaulted on, or...

Be Nice…to Yourself!

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“Now…that was just dumb Takia!” “Today is the worst day ever!” “You are looking real fat today girl!” “I just can’t.” “What made me think that I could do this?” I found myself screaming these announcements to myself daily as I attacked my ever growing to do list as...

Watch What You Consume… And I’m Not Talking About Food

Watch What You Consume Nia Magazine for black women
We all know that drinking tons of sugary drinks, having our fill of fried foods, and the love affair we have with cake is definitely not good for our physical health. However, we tend to overlook the many things we “consume” that are detrimental to...

10 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Success

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It’s a New Year and the “New Year, New Me” mantras are still running rampant throughout our lives. From social media, to news broadcasts, to conversations with our girlfriends we are all talking about our goals and how we are going to be successful because...

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It seems to be tradition to examine the direction of our lives twice a year: once at the beginning to set resolutions, and once...