In Her Own Words

black women in media

Meet Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, the CBS Entertainment EVP Championing Diversity, HBCU Pride & the Power...

"I just want people to think a little longer, a little broader, and listen a little longer." ---------- Let the record show that our pursuit of...
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Meet Kimberly Wilson, the Disney & ESPN Vice President Changing the Way We Play...

"Don't be afraid to be judged. They're going to judge you anyway. You might as well make moves." ---------- Kimberly K. Wilson is a Daddy’s Girl. Defined...
how to celebrate yourself

The Power of Celebrating Yourself: How I Learned How to Clap For Myself

When I was in college, I took a public speaking class to work on becoming more comfortable expressing myself through voice. On the final day,...
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Reclaiming My Time: And A Whole Lot of Other Things While I’m At It

Okay, be honest. You’ve chuckled at a Representative Maxine Waters meme. Right? You’ve seen them…the ones where she is peering over the rim of her...
annoying friends

Why We Should All Ignore The Annoying “Worthy” Woman

Everyone has that one church member, homemade hair butter making aunt, or Facebook friend who constantly reminds herself and others publicly and boldly that...
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...
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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...
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...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

Don't Miss This

Don’t Back Down When God Gives You Everything You’ve Prayed For

This year I’ve learned that sometimes when we whisper our prayers, we pray for what we believe we need. I speak things into the universe...

Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...

When Love Fails and You Prevail: 5 Steps to Gracefully Become...

Iwas 20 years old when I got married to who I thought was the perfect guy. I diligently saved myself for marriage. I was a...