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how to heal from your mother

20 Years from Now, What Will My Daughter Say About Me?

Does my mother know what I say about her…how I feel unmothered? How scary it is navigating this world with limited support. How much emotional...
overcoming infidelity

After The Affair: How I Learned to Forgive, Love, & Grow Past His Infidelity

Every girl grows up wanting the perfect everything. We want the perfect job, the perfect mate, the perfect wedding, marriage, the perfect life. As young...
single back woman

I’m a Strong, Single Black Woman. And Yes, I’m Proud

I'm a 42-year-old Black single mother of a 14-year-old son, so I get it. I'm not exactly in the most desirable demographic. I can accept...
25 books for black boys

25 Children’s Books That Celebrate Amazing Black Boys

As the mother of my own amazing Black boy who has already made his transition into college, connecting with the younger him through storytelling and...
Saying Goodbye to Toxic Relationships Nia Magazine for Black women

The Importance of Saying Goodbye to Toxic Relationships

Did you know that being in a toxic relationship can kill you? Well, hopefully not literally, but it can kill your spirit. Relationships are powerful. Humans...
dating for black women

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

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...
why closure isn't necessary

Closure is Overrated

A while back, I was head over heels for a man. I mean, planning our wedding and naming our kids in my head-type feelings. Unfortunately,...
how to be a good friend

Real Friends Show Up and Show Support. Do You?

“The single most important thing a friend can do is 1. Show up or 2. Support you. Some people don't understand this concept.” -...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

Living Life

My First Trip to the Motherland

My Second Day in Africa When everything happened I was sitting in a canoe. It was night. It was a party. The music was outside. We were making...

Your Healthy Living Guide: 5 Easy Tips to Eat More Mindfully

Being more mindful when you eat is my number one tip to help my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain vibrant health...

I Quit: Kudos to the Black Girl Who Believed She Could...

I quit. Well not like that. But essentially, yes. After damn near ten years of dedicated service to an organization that shall remain nameless – although...