In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

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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...
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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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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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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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Forty, Fabulous and Fallible

Like many teenagers I naively created a time line of my life of when and where I would be during certain stages of my...
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The Epitome of Poise & Grace: First Lady Michelle Obama Opens Up to Vogue

“I always touch people,” First Lady Michelle Obama said to Vogue, “because I know that there’s a level of anxiety, people are teary or they’re...
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I Was the Only One Holding Myself Back

Have you ever experienced anxiety and paranoia? It’s one thing to experience one or the other, but a combination of both can leave you...
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My Black Son

When my son was two years old, we went to Disneyland. When it was time to leave, we gathered in front of the train...
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Spitting Fire

Wait…did this child just spit on me? I felt the moisture on my chin and neck. My hands rushed to my face, but stopped short...
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Don’t Bring Your Pity to My Party

Being well over thirty, childless and single with no prospects on the horizon has caused others to look at me with such sadness in...
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Her Truth

She spends a majority of the night up, unable to sleep. Rocking, tossing back and forth and pacing; at one point even breaking into...
Give Yourself Permission to Slow Down Nia Magazine for black women

Give Yourself Permission to Slow Down

"You’re so slow,” I say. My daughter is a laid back type of kid. I don’t even think I’ve ever seen her actually rush around....

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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...

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A Jones for You

I remember the night we met in Atlanta. On a cold evening in December, I turned around and there he was. 6'4", beautiful mocha skin, an electric smile escaping...

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...

Don’t Allow Money to Dictate Your Career Choice

When I began my studies as an undergraduate student, I majored in mechanical engineering. I absolutely love cars, but the main reason I chose engineering...