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CIERRA KALER-JONES

Cierra Kaler-Jones is a graduate student whose research focuses on using storytelling and artistic expression as effective strategies to teach and empower students to have constructive conversations about social justice issues. When she isn’t researching trends in education or speaking to students about the power of sharing their stories, she is dancing professionally or leading free arts workshops. Check her out at cierrakalerjones.com

Cierra's latest articles

How Yoga Helped Me Regain Self-Confidence

Everyone who knows me well can easily see that I’m always thinking. Analyzing. Predicting. Wondering. Stressing. For a long time I begged my soul to...

How I Found Peace through Solo Travel

Ihave the heart of a wanderer and the mind of a calculator. My spirit calls me to be free, but my mind usually holds...

DR. KATRINA SPIGNER

Dr. Katrina Spigner (Dr. K) is the Founder and CEO of Re-Source Solutions,LLC, a personal and professional growth and development company. She is a certified personal and executive coach, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, author of three books, and an adjunct professor. Dr. K is the creator of the research-based, Voice Positioning System, a strategy that emerges out of her “Voice Lessons” program, which is designed to help women harness their power and master their influence. More than anything, Dr. K’s heart’s desire is to live her life in a way that SPEAKS LIFE! Find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Dr. K's latest articles

Stop Standing In Line: 3 Things to Do When You’re Ready...

How many times have you stood in line at the grocery store, bank, or other places only to find that the line next to...

Reclaiming My Time: And A Whole Lot of Other Things While...

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...

LAURA ALEJANDRA

Laura Alejandra is a Florida-based blogger, writer and born storyteller. Born and raised in Colombia, she is obsessed with musicals, anime and manga, Instagram, romance novels, EDM music, weightlifting, and recreating every cooking recipe found on Pinterest. When she is not taking spontaneous weekend trips, (or wishing she was) she can be found on Twitter (@introducinglau), talking about her experiences living in the United States as an immigrant—and just about life in general. Her blog is www.ourbeststory.com.

Laura's latest articles

Why Hitting “Rock Bottom” Isn’t Always Bad

On one lovely summer day, I was brought into a conference room, and told I was being let go from my job. So were dozens...

Why You Should Never Travel

When I told my friend about my upcoming solo trip to New York City, she exclaimed,“Oh wow, I wish I could do that!” I just...

NOBI DeLON

Nobi DeLon is a NJ based writer, educator, and empowerment facilitator obsessed with vintage Black glamour, hip hop, good conversation, reading, sweet tea, and hope. Always evolving, this proud mama of three considers herself most fearless when she is being creative behind a pen, podium or set of turntables. Connect with Nobi on her new vice, Instagram.

Nobi's latest articles

Meet Numa Perrier, the Writer/Filmmaker Celebrating Blackness, Vulnerability & New Beginnings

"You’ll never be 100% ready. Do it anyway.” ---------- Numa Perrier is a flirt. Seductively voiced with an easy smile and eyes that seem to lure...

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

"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...

TAKIA ROSS

Takia is a professional Make-Up Artist and owner of Accessmatized, LLC the home of Pretty Mobile Baltimore, DMV’s First Mobile Make-Up Studio. Takia’s passion is to encourage and inspire women to live their best lives and dream BIG; and she is leading by example. http://www.accessmatized.com

Takia's latest articles

How I Found Out That Purpose Has My Back

My back had been hurting for a couple of days and I couldn’t quite figure out why. And, I’m not talking about a little achy...

What Love Looks Like…

I loved me a man with "swag". One who was a little rough around the edges and had some type of back-story. I have been known...

TANITH RICE-HARRIS

Tanith Rice-Harris is a wanna-be stay at home wife, mother and an aspiring romance author. She spends her days being creative, searching for good music, and trying not to suck at life. Check her out at: www.sunnyharris.net or on Facebook @tanith.riceharris.

Tanith's latest articles

“It’s Not Your Job to Fix A Broken Man”: Dating Wisdom...

The dating scene has always been a bit of a madhouse, largely due to the fact that there’s really no right way to date. With...

5 Ways to Follow Your Passion While Working a 9 to...

How many times have you witnessed someone punching the clock day after day while their dreams seem to be far removed from than their...

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Unapologetically Let Go and Let God

Have you ever sat back and realized all of the things you tried to fix in your life and failed…only to realize that you...