Posts in category "Authenticity"

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After
Editor’s note: The author has requested to remain confidential. All I ever wanted was to be a good wife and mother. I had no idea it would leave me feeling resentful, lost and depressed. I met and married my husband after a very short courtship. I was head over hills in love, and I knew... Read more »

Drama Detox: 6 Steps to Shake the Snakes in Your Life

Drama Detox: 6 Steps to Shake the Snakes in Your Life
By A Comeaux As most of you may know I’ve embarked on a journey of clean eating, self-care and limitless thinking. This is no easy feat as it has cost me my most beloved vices: sex, men and liquor (as a sleep aid or social crutch or simply because, sad.) At the onset, I didn’t... Read more »

20 Things You Can Ask Besides “Can You Send Me a Pic?”

20 Things You Can Ask Besides “Can You Send Me a Pic?”
By Steph Royalty What is behind this strange epidemic where men who hardly know your first name think it’s okay to ask you to send them pictures? Sir, wyd? You ever meet someone give them your number and ten minutes later they’re asking for pictures? I have an Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and a Snapchat, feel... Read more »
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The 6 Sneaky Things a Woman Does When She’s in Love

1.	She cleans the ENTIRE house for your visit. You may think that your woman just loves the smell of Pine Sol, but she also wants to put her best foot forward. More than that, your woman wants you to feel comfortable in her space. Shown: the lovely Diane Amos, aka, the Pine Sol lady.
(Model: DunsinsFaces). There are far too many relationship games going on, and thus it’s hard to know if the woman you’re with has fallen in love with you. Granted, some grown women will tell you straight up, ‘Hey, I’m feeling you, don’t waste my time,’ but other women are a little coy. Without further ado,... Read more »

Nakita Nicci: What Nobody Told Me About the Swirl

Nakita Nicci: What Nobody Told Me About the Swirl
Ever thought about the swirl? Sure, we often hear SOME frustrated black women/men say; “I am tired of brothers, I’m going to get me a white man/woman; white people treat you better.” The truth is, I was one of those women that did try the swirl–things were going great until my white man revealed he... Read more »

I Went Natural--to Stop Sacrificing My Health for My Hairstyle

I Went Natural--to Stop Sacrificing My Health for My Hairstyle
As someone who has committed my life’s work to helping others achieve personal transformation, my natural hair journey was a reminder that transitions and transformations are not necessarily pre-planned or deliberate for that matter. As I reflect on my decision, I can honestly say my natural hair journey unintentionally happened after my 40th birthday. I... Read more »
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Relationships: Would Your Ex Give You a Good Reference?

Relationships: Would Your Ex Give You a Good Reference?
By A Comeaux Why aren’t references required for relationships? Jobs ask for them whether you’re a nurse or a nanny, a cashier or an executive, new employers would like to know who and where you came from and the reason you’re no longer there… You can’t get credit unless your financial history is checked and... Read more »

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie
By Kym B. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley When I was in my early teens, a friend dared me to take this fancy bubble-gum lip gloss from a local department store.... Read more »

The Emotional Assassination of Women

The Emotional Assassination of Women
By Sylvia D. Snowden This is a brief note on the emotional assassination of women. I blog. A lot. And, I suppose I could write about knitting or cooking or fashion or derby car racing, for that matter, but, I opt to write about issues pertaining to women’s empowerment. Why women’s empowerment? To be honest,... Read more »
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I Dated an Undercover Crackhead and He Almost Killed Me

I Dated an Undercover Crackhead and He Almost Killed Me
By A Comeaux My crackhead ex-lover smelled of cologne once enticing, but now stale and outdated. He dressed nice if slacks, church shoes, dull pinky rings adorned with dull diamond chips with sweaters reminiscent of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood counts. And he had the persistence of a runaway slave for freedom, in his pursuit of me.... Read more »