Category: Change

Shemeka Michelle: "Instead of Communicating With Me, He Started A Relationship Outside of our Marriage"

Shemeka Michelle: "Instead of Communicating With Me, He Started A Relationship Outside of our Marriage"
Hot off the presses! Our Shemeka Michelle is laying it all out in her new book, Keep It Naked: A Naked Girlz Guide to Live Life Authentically. Here’s an excerpt. Excerpt from Chapter 6 “RELATIONSHIPS” Communication is extremely important in relationships. Sadly, many people lay beside each other every night but still fail to communicate.... Read more »

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown
(Editor’s note: We connected with Gina Brown on Twitter; we love her work and wanted to share.) I used to wear scarves because I wanted to Then I wore scarves because I had to Pink boxes were your white flag Flowers and cookies always hidden in a bag You bruise so easily, you said As... 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 »
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Yvette's Story: The Hustle Nearly Killed Me

Yvette's Story: The Hustle Nearly Killed Me
Yvette Kendall has reportedly “created more than 30 patent-pending products that span several industries, ranging from scientific and technical to recreational, including mobile applications, a new type of coffee beverage, pure water product and a DUI simple proof product.” Yvette’s road to success as a female Black inventor has been hard and treacherous, and the... Read more »

Girl Interrupted: How Brandi Got Her Self-Love Back

Brandi Davis
My Self-Love Journey: If I were honest… By Brandi Davis If I were honest…I used to live life as a scared 12-year-old girl until I learned to love myself… You see by the age of 12, I had dealt with various things that shaped how I viewed myself. Sexual Abuse By 12, my body was... Read more »

Meet the Young Powerhouse Who Donates Barbie Dolls

Meet the Young Powerhouse Who Donates Barbie Dolls
They say charity starts at home. This is typically used to support the notion that we are to do for our own before doing for others. At the tender age of 8, a remarkable young lady followed an intuition, that turned into a vision that is now the media trending #JosilynsBarbieBrunch. Allow me to set... Read more »
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The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know
How do YOU define BEAUTY? The iconic Mikki Taylor was ESSENCE Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director for three decades and is now Editor-at-Large. We spoke with her at the Steve Harvey and Essence magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy event in Orlando, Florida. Here, Mikki Taylor defines beauty, and it has nothing to do with your... Read more »

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed
by Toni D. Bailey Please allow me to leave you with this food for thought. An ex of mine thinks that I won’t have sex with him because I’m still in love with my most recent ex. This ex can’t seem to grasp that my refusal to allow him to taint my sheets and body... Read more »

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip
by Claire LeBlanc (new mom) Let me be clear, the post-baby weight struggle is REAL. I had no idea that wearing throwback sweats and an oversized tee shirt wasn’t helping my cause. Shante, my new trainer, told me to find performance gear to wear when I work out, that what I wear can positively influence... Read more »
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Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot

Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot
Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot By Jean Usen  I know you’re not going to like what I have to say, sis. I can see beads of sweat forming on your brow and the cuss words dripping from your lips. Before you slide out of your sandals and pop off your clip-ons,... Read more »