Category: Embrace Change

When the Main Chick and the Side Chick Know Each Other

When the Main Chick and the Side Chick Know Each Other
By A Comeaux It’s windy outside now but it’s about to get cold! I need to tap a few you on the shoulder with some tips from the side chick. Now before you gather your stones please keep in mind that no matter where you are today, chances are at one point or two, you... Read more »

Morris tells: How God Forced Me to Change My Ways

Morris tells: How God Forced Me to Change My Ways
The Silence By Morris Brent At some point in life, most people approach a devastating crossroad that seems overwhelming. Some of us, unfortunately, have experienced such turbulence on multiple occasions and even repetitively, to the point where all hope is lost, including faith in ourselves and our spirituality. This is what happened to me. Living... 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 »
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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 »

I Am a Mother, By Nature

I Am a Mother, By Nature
Mother Nature By Celeste T. Parker It was Mother’s Day 2009.  Grandma had been gone since February of the previous year.  It felt like I’d lost my mom too.  That’s why we were there, at the Hilton, downtown.  I think Mom enjoyed the Broadway musical we’d gone to see.  The rhythms and colors of the... Read more »

Good Loving Can Make You Fat! 5 Ways to Stay Fit

Good Loving Can Make You Fat! 5 Ways to Stay Fit
The Dating Dozen – Incorporate Healthy Eating & Lifestyle to Stay FIT By Tania Brown Being in love is so grand. And, having someone to genuinely support your dreams is amazing. In the midst of the Pepe Le Pew moments and star gazing, it’s very easy to get comfortable with your new love interest and... Read more »
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The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It
By Toni J. Spearman When the choir started singing, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through by Deon Kipping last Sunday, I could barely contain myself as the tears fell. Almost two years ago, my marriage began a vicious decline. The man I loved the most became the man I hated the most. I... Read more »

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights
The Myth of Community: A Look at Girl Fights, Sistahood and Individuality by Jean Usen It was my girlhood ambition to be a part of a blood-tight crew of black female friends. Instead of that, I have a beautifully disjointed and unique connection with a precious few jewels. The sistahs are a tight-knit and deeply... Read more »

What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?
By A Comeaux In the past week I’ve had a few conversations and arguments alike all hovering around the debate of what people want. The expectations set on us by others, the secret desires that our fears keep us from pursuing and the dire need to ‘be accepted,’ all play vital roles in our lives.... Read more »
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Are You Living Your Best LIE?

Are You Living Your Best LIE?
How beautiful do you feel naked? How powerful do you feel broke? What is the source of your joy? I asked myself these questions while in bed reflecting on my life. There were about a hundred other self-notes taken and honestly I didn’t have all the answers. I began to write a poem. Then a... Read more »