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Black Don’t Crack

There's an old saying that goes, "Youth is wasted on the youth." I used to totally agree with that statement. When you're young, you believe...
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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...
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5 Throwback R&B Songs That Are Like Black Woman Therapy Over a Beat

If you love music like I do, you probably remember Lauryn Hill crooning that respect was just the minimum. And you definitely recall Erykah Badu advising...
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Stop Standing In Line: 3 Things to Do When You’re Ready to Move to...

How many times have you stood in line at the grocery store, bank, or other places only to find that the line next to...
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The Truth About The Masks We Wear: It’s Time to Discover the Real You

Façade. Front. Masquerade. Fake. Are these the words that describe your life? WAIT! Before you stop reading…stay with me. I know it may be difficult to...
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The Importance of Being Still – On Purpose

It was New Year’s Eve 2003. Instead of being at a gala or the city’s hottest bash, I was at home with my infant...
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Sheri Riley Wants You To Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of...

For a long time, I’d look in the mirror and never actually see… me. Sure, my face beat was on point, the kinky curls were...

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...
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5 Things Every Woman Needs To Be Successful

So you’ve decided that you want to be successful.  Great!  This will be the easiest decision you make on your road to success. The road...
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“I’m Doing Fine”…and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

As a therapist who counsels people with mental health disorders and addiction issues, I have come to the conclusion that the most over-utilized word...
Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness

Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness!

About a month ago, I decided that it was time for me to quit my job and pursue my entrepreneurial passion full time. For 20...
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Brown Butter is Love

Cocoa skinned girl your eyes should be the sun Disillusionment begets bitterness begets hate Feel the mass in your chest that can’t let you swallow Been drowning...

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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...

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Who Loves You?

The old adage is true, “If you don’t love yourself who will?” You can’t live your life expecting the love of others to validate you....

In the Process of Reinventing Me

It isn’t easy looking in the mirror and staring at the mess your life has become. The revelation of my truth is: I needed help...

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...