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surviving a difficult childhood

Phoenix Rising: How a Challenging Childhood Shaped My Destiny of Strength & Love

At six years old, my positions as a writer and loving parent were solidified when a note I'd scribbled on one side of a...
love him but i don't like him

I Loved Him But I Didn’t Like Him

The carport lights flashed on through the kitchen blinds and the engine of the light blue 1988 Cadillac Deville could be heard in the...
independent black woman

The Misconception of the “Independent” Woman

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...

How Love Brought Me Back From The Brink of Suicide

How did I get here? My t-shirt pulsated in the rhythm of my heart’s pounding as if it was trying to beat its way...
self love nia magazine

How I Learned to Own My Beautiful & Appreciate My Amazing

This is what I looked like in my teenage years: I had a thick, long mane of dark curls that cascaded down my back and...
Learning to Love Myself Again Nia Magazine for Black women

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...
what black women can learn from trump

4 Surprisingly Life Affirming Messages I’ve Learned From Trump’s presidency

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.


One Night Stand With Future

I’m in a relationship with SINGLE and he wants to get serious I flirt with PAST to fill a void I want to have a one...