In Her Own Words

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...
her truth nia magazine for black women

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....
The Vision Board Nia Magazine for black women

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,...
i'm still usable Nia magazine for black women

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...

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...