Posts in category "Self Esteem"

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 »

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did
Dear Light Skinned Sisters, I would like to offer a sincere apology to all of my beautiful light skinned sisters. I’ve always hated discrimination. I think to classify and treat people differently because of race, gender, or sexual orientation is ignorance at its best. Most people would agree. What most people won’t admit is when... Read more »
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My Three Relationship Rules for 2015

My Three Relationship Rules for 2015
by A Comeaux Happy New Year everyone! This salutation is as far as I’m willing to go… considering I’m no cliché chick, this is plenty. No you won’t hear any declarations of ‘New Year, New Me’ or the like. Why? No I’m no hater, I’m fully aware I’m the same ‘me’ I was before the... 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 »

Shady Behavior -- If You See It, Avoid It!

Shady Behavior -- If You See It, Avoid It!
by Gina B.  There are a lot of shady people in this world. One of my girlfriends once told me about a man that she’d recently met.  She described him as “mysterious.”  I was curious about her description and probed further. She said that after their first conversation, she realized that she had done most... Read more »
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Love Tips from the "Love King" Raheem DeVaughn

Love Tips from the "Love King" Raheem DeVaughn
  by Dawj Sangster- I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the amazing Raheem Devaughn, a.k.a “The Love King,” and chat about love. He is an amazing individual that is really passionate about love and relationships. Here he gives us some tips on being in love and having a successful relationship. “Honestly,... Read more »

Tell That Man: BUY or BYE!

Tell That Man: BUY or BYE!
Buy or Bye By Sylvia Snowden Whenever one of my friends gets married, I celebrate by buying a new pair of shoes (that way, everyone’s happy!).  So this one time, I was headed to a wedding and found myself looking for shoes with less than an hour before the nuptials were set to start.  I... Read more »

27 Monday Motivation Tips from Oprah's The Life You Want Tour

Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey on the Life You Want Tour.
By Shameeka Hunt It’s MONDAY! Let’s get motivated! I thought that Day 1 of the two day #LifeYouWantDC event was awesome.  Day 2 was even more mind blowing, thought provoking, energetic, and astounding.  Day 2 is when Oprah brought to the stage each of her trailblazers that went deeper into what it means and what... Read more »
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My Prince Charming was a Fraud

My Prince Charming was a Fraud
By Sylvia Snowden It can be awfully hard to spot a fake Gucci Bag, if you’ve never seen the real thing.  Unfortunately, love kinda works the same way.  You’d be hard-pressed to spot a counterfeit lover if you’ve never experienced pure, unadulterated love.  You need some kind of model. What do you do if you... Read more »