Girl Power Doesn’t Translate to Woman Power
It’s an insidious dichotomy how we empower little girls with lessons and platitudes around being ambitious and independent. We are encouraged not to depend on anyone for financial support but when the rubber hits the road we enter a world where these same empowering lessons undermine us. We are penalized for being strong, having a […]
Many of us live under the weight of a harsh inner critic and I for one am one of those people. I grew up in a household where I was expected to be perfect, smart and beautiful. At a very young age I learned that I had to be flawless in order to be loved […]
You Gotta Do the Work!
There’s a quote by Rupi Kaur that says: “I want to be so complete I could light a whole city and then I want to have you by my side because the two of us combined could set it on fire.” Until I did the work and stopped looking for others to complete me, fill […]
Celebrate YOU, not the Holiday
Today will land differently for many. So, instead of tapping into the commercialism of saving expressions of love, being nice or doing nice things for one day, I invite everyone (whether you are in a relationship or not) to practice self love by spending a little extra time indulging in self love. Showing yourself love […]
Highly Qualified, Trust Earned Professionals Does Not Equate to an Angry Black Woman
This is REAL, happens DAILY and speaking from personal experience it’s exhausting, damaging, and a gross inaccurate, inappropriate portrayal of talented Black women. Black women with an alternate viewpoint(s)/opinion(s) or who refuse to stay silent when incorrect information is being distributed are not angry. Not at all. We are self-respecting, honest and passionate professionals. We […]
Black History Month 2022
As today marks the beginning of Black History Month in the U.S., I invite you to reject the urge of moving through Black History Month like it’s merely a learning “opportunity.” Rise above aspiring to the all too predictable trajectory passage of mediocrity and refuse to coast. Instead, start today with the commitment to make […]
You Gotta Build Her!
Imagine the woman you want to be. What is her day like? What is she wearing? What are her mornings like? Where does she work? Who is she around? Now, with that vision in mind, how can you start doing those routines and habits? Start building them, step by step and day by day. Stuff […]
Living Fearlessly in Fearful Times
For me, it’s not just what appears to be the never ending pandemic because as a black woman there has always been this shroud of fear in my daily life. There actually was a time in my life where “home” wasn’t even a safe place. Even there I was on constant guard. Not knowing what […]