In Her Own Words

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.
Mind Your Own Business

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...
forty and fabulous

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...
michelle obama

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...

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...