In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

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...
Why am I holding myself back

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...
My Black Son Nia Magazine for black women

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...
Spitting Fire Nia Magazine for Black women

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...
Don't Bring Your Pity to My Party Nia magazine for black women

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...
We too are #BlackGirlMagic Nia magazine for black women

We Too Are #BlackGirlMagic

In the fall of 2002, while walking through the vibrant HBCU campus I attended, I heard hip hop music blaring from a huge, red,...
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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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The Vision Board

Last year I asked God to enlarge my territory. I created a vision board full of selfish desires. He gave me nothing that I wanted,...
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I’m Still Usable

I recently had to preach the home going of my oldest son. I was sitting, thinking about what I would say. It should not have...
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,...
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Thirteen

“I’m four months.” The delicate fiber of her voice washed over me as I stood there in complete and utter shock. A single tear rolled...
Never Say Can't Nia Magazine for black women

But God: Never say Can’t

My father is the oldest soul I know. I think he must have spent most of his childhood eavesdropping on my grandfather or hanging out with...

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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Being single is being an individual and defining yourself as a singularity. The definition of "you” involves no other person or object other than...

Remember Yourself Today…

When was the last time that you remembered to kiss yourself? Yes, kiss yourself. At times, we forget to take the time to thank ourselves. When...