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“I Didn’t Want to Be Divorced”: How Janelle Found the Courage to Choose Herself

Love, like life, is complicated. Marriage sometimes even more so. What do you do when the marriage you prayed for isn't what you envisioned? Janelle's story...
single back woman

I’m a Strong, Single Black Woman. And Yes, I’m Proud

I'm a 42-year-old Black single mother of a 14-year-old son, so I get it. I'm not exactly in the most desirable demographic. I can accept...
losing your mother

Missing Mommy: How Brittany Overcame Grief & Found the Strength to ‘Live’ Again

Losing the ones we love is often among the hardest experiences we face in life. The death of a parent can paralyze the soul and...
black women in media

Meet Vashti C. Harrison, the Artist Sprinkling Her Magic One Book, Film & Illustration...

"...after a ton of time of trying to find myself, I realized that I had known the whole time." ---------- Vashti C. Harrison is a collector....
HIV/AIDS and Black women

We Too Are #BlackGirlMagic: Destroying the Stigma Around Black Women Living with HIV/AIDS

In the fall of 2002, while walking through the vibrant HBCU campus I attended, I heard hip hop music blaring from a huge, red,...
black women in media

Meet Jenny Christian, the FillHealRestore.com Founder Pressing into God’s Promises

"...No matter what, God can fill every void, heal every hurt and restore anything that you’ve lost." ---------- The first time I ever spoke with Jenny...
black women in media

Meet Mjeema Pickett, Spotify’s R&B/Soul Global Programming Head Living Music As Purpose

"There's no greater feeling than the feeling of being blessed. Of knowing that you followed through with what was in your heart. And you're...
how to stop comparing yourself

Why I Don’t Waste Time Comparing Myself Anymore

When I was little, my older cousin became a Supermodel and TV personality. I grew up seeing her impact everywhere. Men adored her; women half wanted...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

Living Life

My First Trip to the Motherland

My Second Day in Africa When everything happened I was sitting in a canoe. It was night. It was a party. The music was outside. We were making...

Your Healthy Living Guide: 5 Easy Tips to Eat More Mindfully

Being more mindful when you eat is my number one tip to help my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain vibrant health...

I Quit: Kudos to the Black Girl Who Believed She Could...

I quit. Well not like that. But essentially, yes. After damn near ten years of dedicated service to an organization that shall remain nameless – although...