Posts in category "Self Esteem"

When the Side Chick Has a Baby

When the Side Chick Has a Baby
When Being the Side Chick Goes Wrong By Shemeka Michelle Side chicks have been around since the beginning of time. Some women even claim to have found glory in being number two. My story however is a little different. As a side chick I wasn’t wined and dined or taken on any expensive shopping trips.... Read more »

The REAL Real reason Why You're Still Single

The REAL Real reason Why You're Still Single
By Sylvia Snowden To my fellow single ladies, Let’s get real here. The main reason we’re still single is we keep reading these ridiculous articles about why we’re still single. They never tell us anything useful, they’re always all about what we’re doing wrong and what we should do better. I ask you, what about... Read more »

My Sad Life as the Side Chick

My Sad Life as the Side Chick
By Zondra Hughes Once you’ve been a Side Chick, you can’t shake that experience–especially if it didn’t end well. I should know, I was a Side Chick. Iowa State University can be a sad place when you’re the only brown girl for miles, and yes, I do mean miles. The few black guys on campus... Read more »
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The 5 Rules for the Curvy Diva

The 5 Rules for the Curvy Diva
By Kierrya Isaac, Summer Intern  Everyone is not meant to be skinny, and being labeled curvy and thick is not a bad thing. Some of the most beautiful and successful women in the world are Curvy Divas (just look at Oprah and Queen Latifah), and I’m committed to do the same. Here are my 5... Read more »

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?
 Note: Out of respect to the 12-year-old child, we will not post her picture here. By Nicole Harding What does 12 look like? Why does it matter? Last week the news went out that a 12-year-old girl was missing and the news report stated that she was probably with a 15-year-old. The local press was... Read more »

The Strategy of Dating . . . If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for an A**hole

The Strategy of Dating . . . If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for an A**hole
by Gina B. It took a while for me to realize that dating requires strategy. Out of college as a young adult, I dated haphazardly and infrequently.  I was more excited about work and my social life with friends.  A man had to be really aggressive to get my attention, and most guys didn’t have the... Read more »
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Sex Was Too Good: I’ve Been Dicktmatized

Sex Was Too Good: I’ve Been Dicktmatized
By A Comeaux ‘Tis the season of summer love, sexy flings, exotic adventures and all those sweet sweaty things. Long walks in parks after dark, slow drives on long highways–in no particular direction–and eating from your lover’s hands. Watching sunrise in last night’s dress and hoping for endless Saturday mornings in the arms of your... 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 »

Think Before You Tweet! Or, Just Mind Your Own Business

Think Before You Tweet! Or, Just Mind Your Own Business
Think Before You Tweet! By Nicole Harding A photo of Kevin Durant kissing his MVP mom on the lips, and then that photo of a fully-clothed Willow Smith hanging with a laughing family friend—made the web go wild! Twitter just wouldn’t stop! Outrage and indignation everywhere. Stop it. Just stop it! We project our own... Read more »
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Hey Mr. Right, I’ve Been Sleeping With Your Cousin

Hey Mr. Right, I’ve Been Sleeping With Your Cousin
By Shemeka Michelle Not that I’m a label whore but I usually don’t care for off brands.  I definitely prefer Kellogg’s Rice Krispies over the knock-off store brand Crispy Rice. When it comes to sliced American cheese, I will only buy Kraft. Many people argue that you’re just paying for the name and the off-brand... Read more »