Tag: self esteem

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters
What do you do when your mother is the boogeyman? When the woman who birthed you is somehow the enigma that you’re afraid of–but everyone tells you it’s your imagination, how do you deal? On Saturday, Iyanla: Fix My Life dealt boldly with three generations of a toxic mother/daughter relationship that felt eerily close to... Read more »

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me
By Kym B. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ― Napoleon Hill And... Read more »

Do Dark-Skinned Women Make Better Lovers?

By A Comeaux I should apologize to all lovers, but I’m not. Hear me out first. While conversing with an ex lover awhile back, we had a huge debate about who’s the bigger freak: light-skin women or darker ones? There is a theory that I’ve heard both sides to with compelling arguments. I took this... Read more »
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The 5 Power Smiles: Do it now!

The 5 Power Smiles: Do it now!
By Dr. Dawj Smiles matter. When I was a girl, I enjoyed playtime with my sister, who was a special needs child. Many didn’t–and still don’t–understand what it takes to really embrace and live with someone with special needs. We often had to deal with people making fun of us because she had special needs... Read more »

Spring Rush! Join the New Sorority: Me Phi Me

Spring Rush! Join the New Sorority: Me Phi Me
By Dawniel Winningham As we kick off the spring season I decided it was time for me to make a change.  I joined a new sorority. It may not be one you have heard of before. This one is called Me Phi Me. Many of us currently don’t belong to this soror group. By us,... Read more »

A Woman

A Woman
By Yolanda (Yanni) Brown A Woman I’ve been talking with a few women lately and after engaging in some thought provoking conversation I thought that I would dedicate my blog to women. I’m a woman, five foot three, four, five, six or more. I’ve been broken, dreams shattered, hopes splattered yet still longing for more.... Read more »
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End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.

End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.
By Zondra Hughes The light skin vs. dark skin debate just refuses to leave us alone. Books have been written, blogs, and a documentary, “Dark Girls” that has been heralded as educational, enlightening, and I dare say, empowering. In the documentary, one young Black man says that he couldn’t have a dark skinned girl on... Read more »

True Beauties That Rock!

True Beauties That Rock!
By Yolanda Yanni Brown This weekend was all about ME, well not really… it was about connecting, making a difference, giving back and pouring into others. However, I felt like it was about ME because I got so much out of this weekend. My weekend started with a much needed relaxing bubble bath, scented candles... Read more »

Photos: On Loving Girls

Photos: On Loving Girls
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster Last weekend, I had the privilege to speak at two events that focused on teaching women and girls to love themselves, respect themselves, and embrace their beauty. The events were sponsored by two organizations in Chicago, Diva and Dolls Natural and Glitz Pageants and The Princess Within Foundation.  The Diva... Read more »
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