Posts tagged "authenticity"

My Sex Addiction Doesn't Define Me

My Sex Addiction Doesn't Define Me
By Shemeka Michelle This weekend I had the opportunity to see Zane’s new movie “Addicted.” I must say it was well put together and closely resembled the book which for me is always a plus. However, as the movie goers laughed and talked loudly to the screen as so many do especially during opening weekend,... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »

The Fight of My Life...

The Fight of My Life...
By Yanni Brown I believe that we are all connected. Some of us have to disconnect in order to re-connect while others simply need to open their inputs (hearts) in order to receive the connection. We were not meant to live alone, exist alone or succeed alone. We need each other to survive.   This... Read more »
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Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper

Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper
By Celeste T. Parker When this girly girl changed her Facebook status to “going camping” a universal LOL ensued.  Think Paris Hilton on the reality show, The Simple Life.  With more sense, fewer dollars, and about the same love of all things fabulous I would seemingly fare about as well as she.  To all my,... Read more »

The Bottom of Beautiful Things

By Yanni Brown I believe that everyone comes to a place in their lives where they question themselves, who they are, who they want to become. It could just be me, questioning, wondering if I am doing and being what was planned for me to do and be. If I can be naked for a... Read more »

No More B.S.: A Moment of Clarity

By A Comeaux In the wake of national injustice, inner city turmoil, global wars and starvation my forced choice… I’m overwhelmed. I feel like writing about my trivial yet monumental heartaches is insensitive. But what I can do…? How can I help troops get home? How can I feed prisoners who are using their own... Read more »
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Family Reunion: 10 Ways to Keep It Real

By Toni J. Spearman We Are Family! If you really want to learn about someone’s history, attend their family reunion.  If you want to find out where someone got their freckles and pudgy nose, attend their family reunion. Of the many things we get to choose in this life, there are two things we have... Read more »

Relationship Fail: Losing Yourself to Become the Woman He Wants

By Liz Lampkin Ladies, how many times have we, or do we alter our appearance, schedules, attitudes and or beliefs when we embark upon a new man and a new relationship? How many times have we cancelled previous plans with our girls to meet up with a man at the last minute, or better yet,... Read more »

My Farewell to Fake Friends

My Farewell to Fake Friends
By A Comeaux If I were a rapper I’d make a diss record. If I were a scorned woman I’d take my angst out on windshields and custom paint jobs. I’m but a writer with a few witty ways of expression and this just happens to the outlet. Since January, I’ve been feeling what my... Read more »
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My Three Steps to Happiness

My Three Steps to Happiness
By Toya Nicole Confession: I’m happy. You may say, “well being happy is no confession” but for me it is. This time last year I wasn’t. A series of circumstances, a negative mindset and distractions got me off track. I still traveled and socialized with friends, posting all my happy moments on social media. I... Read more »