Posts tagged "strength"

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 »

The Secret Power of Being Alone

The Secret Power of Being Alone
 By Sylvia Snowden People make being by yourself sound like it’s the worst thing in the world, don’t they?  We hear things like “two heads are better than one,” or “I didn’t want to get caught eating lunch by myself,” and, of course, “you need to get married, so you won’t grow old alone” all... Read more »

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »
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My Children Deserve Independence from this Drama

I Have Mixed Emotions, and I Need Independence By Toni J. Spearman Lately I’ve been going through life feeling somewhat numb and detached. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my life, my children and our future. You see, for the past five years we have lived with a man who has the... Read more »

Surprise! I Want a DIVORCE

Surprise! I Want a DIVORCE
By Renee, A Beauty School Scarlet It’s been over ten years since my divorce but I will never forget the day my then husband left me almost homeless. But before I spill the tea, let me give you the short version of what led to this almost unfortunate situation. From the outside we had the... Read more »

Painful Secrets: When a Woman Beats a Man

By Toni Spearman This blog is going to be difficult for me. I can tell you that right off the bat. I’m exasperated by an unsettling dilemma; domestic violence against African American men in our society. Yes, the brothers suffer violent situations at the hand of their women sometimes, too.  Although females are the usual... Read more »
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