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Long Story Short: How to Make a Comeback When You’ve Quit Too Soon

Today, I’m a bonafide sewista, but that wasn't always the case. For many years, a stylish sewing room equipped with two machines, a dress form,...
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The Truth About The Masks We Wear: It’s Time to Discover the Real You

Façade. Front. Masquerade. Fake. Are these the words that describe your life? WAIT! Before you stop reading…stay with me. I know it may be difficult to...

Don’t Believe the Hype: Loving Yourself in the Age of Social Media Perfection

In the age of social media, it often seems that perception is everything. Everyone wants to have the perfect life, the best selfies, a flawlessly...
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6 Things to Do When Life Won’t Even Give You Lemons

Life has a funny way of working out. It sometimes seems like the more mature you get, the less control you feel you have...
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The Importance of Being Still – On Purpose

It was New Year’s Eve 2003. Instead of being at a gala or the city’s hottest bash, I was at home with my infant...
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Learning How To Love Myself Again

Who I was last year at this time and who I am today are two very different people. I’m not the same physically, mentally, emotionally...
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Sheri Riley Wants You To Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of...

For a long time, I’d look in the mirror and never actually see… me. Sure, my face beat was on point, the kinky curls were...
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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: 4 Surprisingly Life Affirming Messages I’ve Learned From Trump’s...

It's always important to concentrate on what can be gained in a situation, rather than harp on the injustice of it all. While many are still...

I am Worthy

The first man to ever hurt me was my dad. I couldn't decipher the difference between his absence and my worth, so I used the confusion to build my walls. I was hardened on the outside, but within those walls I was just broken.
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Why I Thank God for the Closed Doors

On November 29, 2016, a plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed killing 19 of its members. Only three survived. What's more heartbreaking is, according to...
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Sometimes Black Girl Magic Is A Buried Treasure

I’m a grown, empowered, magic having Black girl. Standing strong in an identity that feels good. Grateful because that wasn’t always my truth. For too long, I...
Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Business. Yes, I Said It!

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...
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5 Things Every Woman Needs To Be Successful

So you’ve decided that you want to be successful.  Great!  This will be the easiest decision you make on your road to success. The road...

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WHY I STARTED NIA

Why I Started Nia Magazine

The most important piece is YOU, our readers. Thank you in advance for being a part of the Nia movement. I want to hear from you. What do you want to see? What do you care about? Nia is a dialogue. We’re in this together.

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Poetry: “It’s Our Assignment” by Shana Smith-Coleman

"My poem is about being Black in America and the responsibility that comes along with that. My target audience would be anyone that feels a...

Short Story: “Him” by Chanthany Dechanne

She slid out of the driver’s side of her plain SUV, not noticing the dark colored sports coupe parked just on the other side...

In the Process of Reinventing Me

It isn’t easy looking in the mirror and staring at the mess your life has become. The revelation of my truth is: I needed help...