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Why Am I Obsessed With My Weight?

I finally hit my goal weight of 130 pounds. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. Looking down at the scale, I felt like I'd finally taken a leap into womanhood where nobody would mistake me for a little girl. Its always been hard for me to discuss my "skinny girl probs"… Continue reading Why Am I Obsessed With My Weight?

Hidden Gems, Reviews

Song Review: Thicke by Sapphyre Blu

Hip hop artist Sapphyre Blu recently released a new single called Thicke. The song is a summer anthem dedicated to all women, but especially those with the confidence of a true queen. According to Sapphyre, “This is for the THICKE and LOVELY.” The song is upbeat and has a vibe that will make any woman… Continue reading Song Review: Thicke by Sapphyre Blu

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Discovering Akilah

Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father.  Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her… Continue reading Discovering Akilah

Hidden Gems

Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy

On May 31st, I had the pleasure of discussing the mental health of immigrant children with an expert, Safi Lynch on Instagram Live. A Therapist and Certified Licensed Social Worker who specializes in treating immigrants, she piqued my interest because I was not aware that this type of therapist existed. Delving into her website, I… Continue reading Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy

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TSS – “Writings On The Wall”

Hey Everyone!  It's been awhile since I've given you a look into one of my poems from my book The Diary of She - Vol. II. Today's poem is entitled Writings On The Wall. I wrote this during a time when I was weak and willing to deal with almost anything to keep the person… Continue reading TSS – “Writings On The Wall”

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Pursuing PURPOSE Pt 6

Part 6: Serenity It has been quite difficult for me to finish this pursuing purpose series for a few reasons. One, I've been so busy and pulled in many directions. Two, my sleep schedule is completely nonexistent. Three, I've been under a heavy stress load and four I have not had much peace or serenity… Continue reading Pursuing PURPOSE Pt 6

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Being Selfish: The Years Of Those 20 Somethings…

Your twenties are the time for making mistakes and learning from them. Your twenties are for growing pains and figuring yourself out. It’s also the time period were being selfish should be encouraged. You aren’t required to give yourself away to the point of non-existence. You are allowed to say no. You are allowed to… Continue reading Being Selfish: The Years Of Those 20 Somethings…

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Color Shouldn’t “COLOR” judgement

Colorism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with darker skin tones. Typically, this occurs among people of the same ethnic or racial group. For example, colorism within the Black community says you’re too dark to be beautiful, or you’re too light to be black. It has been a serious emotional and psychological battle for all… Continue reading Color Shouldn’t “COLOR” judgement

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My Weight Loss Battle

The scale, it's not a girl's best friend but more like the girl across the hall that gave you dirty looks and made up rumors about you in school. It's legit my worst enemy, yet I can't help but go back to it hoping it will stop deceiving me. I know, I hear it all… Continue reading My Weight Loss Battle

Life

I Have A Problem…

I stood in the kitchen at my parents' house to make something to eat and my mom came out of nowhere. She stared at me for a few seconds and then she randomly asked me "Don't you regret not dating one of your guy friends? They are all doing pretty well for themselves and they… Continue reading I Have A Problem…