Hey Carter! Books: Positive Representation for Black Boys Everywhere

It’s safe to say that children’s books are failing black children. Children’s literature continues to misrepresent our community, providing very little opportunity for children of color to actually see someone who looks like them doing something they never thought of. Representation matters. It gives our children the idea that “this could be me someday.” Without it, dreams of who they can become are limited. It’s … Continue reading Hey Carter! Books: Positive Representation for Black Boys Everywhere

Showing Intention and Purpose This Dating Season

I’m single AF and ready to mingle! But that’s easier said than done when you’re an introvert at heart. It naturally takes me a long time to get a feel for a person and to fully open up. I also enjoy being at home. It’s great, and all of my stuff is there!   I’ve had my share of failed relationships, and even a divorce. I’ve fallen into a LONG situationship … Continue reading Showing Intention and Purpose This Dating Season

You’re Not Broke. You’re Budgeting: Simple Tips to Saving 10k with Robin Williams

“Four years ago, I hit rock bottom,” said business coach and serial entrepreneur Robin Williams. “I was living in Philly. My car was totaled. I lost my iPhone on the bus 2 weeks after,” she said chronicling a period in her life when bad things just seemed to keep happening one after the other. “I had so many things going to collections. I couldn’t find … Continue reading You’re Not Broke. You’re Budgeting: Simple Tips to Saving 10k with Robin Williams

Create a New “Normal”

“I can’t wait for things to go back to normal” has been a key phrase for the last year. Due to the pandemic, there’s been so many changes to our lives, many of which we had no control over. It’s understandable that there’s a collective craving for some sense of normalcy. The constant adjusting has highlighted the importance of adaptability. In order to progress in … Continue reading Create a New “Normal”

HBO Original Tina: The Healing Behind The Name

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  This time is usually used to spread awareness about sexual assault and how to prevent sexual violence.  This may seem like any other month to some, but after watching the recent Tina documentary on HBO it holds more weight for me.  The Tina documentary detailed the rise of Tina Turner and her epic career.  Behind her powerful voice, the … Continue reading HBO Original Tina: The Healing Behind The Name

I’m A Survivor: Brandi L. Benson

What does the word survivor mean to you? To some, it can mean coping with a bad situation or living through a situation that often causes death. To author, speaker, model and cancer survivor, Brandi L. Benson, the word survivor has taken on a new meaning. “Survivor to me means beauty,” Benson shared with BeenWorthy. “I think the most beautiful people have gone through so … Continue reading I’m A Survivor: Brandi L. Benson

Blind and Overcoming the Odds with Blind Girl Vision Founder & CEO Kamille Richardson

What is life like being blind? When you think about it, you might imagine total darkness. You may think of limitations and the inability to lead a normal life. But what I’ve learned is that being blind or visually impaired isn’t about what you can or cannot do. It’s about learning the best way to accomplish whatever goals you’ve set out to achieve. It’s about … Continue reading Blind and Overcoming the Odds with Blind Girl Vision Founder & CEO Kamille Richardson

The Miseducation of the Awkward Fat Black Girl

I never was one to watch my food intake or to even exercise.  Despite that carelessness I managed to grow up to have a sort of slender shape up until giving birth.  I had friends that would count calories, avoid certain mixed drinks while out and even join in exercise challenges or weekly routines.  Ha!  I hated it.  I attempted to join the gym a … Continue reading The Miseducation of the Awkward Fat Black Girl

Reclaim Your Life: 20 Powerful Affirmations for Women of Color

Black women are affirming and manifesting everything they deserve in 2021! Would you agree? Do you know the power of your words? Speaking life through affirmations begins to shift things in ways unimaginable. We begin to experience all the good people, places and things and live a life of abundance because we’ve said so. As women of color, we have to begin to speak optimistically. … Continue reading Reclaim Your Life: 20 Powerful Affirmations for Women of Color