Black Women and Mainstream Society
Aug23

Black Women and Mainstream Society

If I could offer every Black women in America any advice about self esteem, it would be to forego any thoughts of defining your self worth and self esteem via outlets like the mainstream society. Bleh. It is a trap that only leads to self doubt, self scrutiny, and self esteem issues. If I could put this message on the top of a sky scraper on a billboard that was large enough for every sista in the world to read I would. Now, I am in...

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My Man vs. My Hair
Aug22

My Man vs. My Hair

Whether we want to admit it or not, a lot of our decisions in regards to our appearance, whether it be our hair, clothes, shoes, or make-up is geared towards appeasing the opposite sex.   You know I’m telling nothing but truth ladies. Hell, I’m not going to lie to you.  Every time I get my hair styled or decide to embrace a new hair cut, I usually discuss it with my man beforehand.   Now, although my man loves me regardless of the...

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Are You Teaching Your Daughter to Obsess Over Hair?
Aug21

Are You Teaching Your Daughter to Obsess Over Hair?

I take the role of a mother extremely serious.   So much so that I have resolved to not have any children until I have matured more, not only financially but also emotionally and mentally.   I take my role as a Black mother as an even more vital role due to the circumstances that come along with living as a Black woman in our current social platform.   Being a mother to a daughter comes with an even greater weight of responsibility...

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Why Are Women Obsessed With Their Booty’s?
Aug20

Why Are Women Obsessed With Their Booty’s?

The keister. Posterior. Gluteus maximus. Whatever synonym you might use for “booty”, it all equates to the same vain obsession. We have morphed into a society that is preoccupied with the female derrière. Having the perfect body, more specifically, booty; has become a goal of women from various cultures and financial backgrounds all over the world. While Black women were once known for having the most amazing assets, at this point, I...

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Why Do We Support Non-Black Beauty Businesses?
Aug20

Why Do We Support Non-Black Beauty Businesses?

If you are a Black woman that was raised in an urban city in America then more than likely, your neighborhood staples resembled something like this: fast food restaurant, liquor store, church, hair salon and beauty supply store.   I grew up on Chicago’s West Side and that description summarizes the crux of the locations that embodied urban life for me. Much like many of you reading this, I have spent at least 3/4 of my life either...

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