Why I Refuse to Lose

...Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon' be alright...Wouldn't you knowWe been hurt, been down beforeWhen our pride at the world like, Lookin' at the world like, "Where do we go?" -Kendrick Lamar, Alright ...more

St. Patricks Link to Slavery

Who was St. Patrick? I have to confess I didn't know. For many years I celebrated St. Patrick's Day much like everyone else by wearing green and/or lifting a drink with friends. It wasn't until today that I came to know the man after reading the translated version ofTHE CONFESSION OF ST. PATRICK...more

YOU - In One Single Word

Sweet                      LEARNING                        DyNAmiC                         <...more

The Problem With Beauty

As humans, we seek beauty, don't we? The beautiful sunset, a beautiful flower, elegant beauty in movement and composition, words strung together in beautiful ways, beauty in people -- I think it's normal. I think it's ok to want to seek beauty and feel beautiful....more

A Real Girl's Guide to liposuction...what to REALLY expect

A REAL GIRLS GUIDE TO LIPOSUCTION…what to REALLY expectPure Editorial – Non Paid Post  Intro by Ceci/ Article by Guest Blogger Caitlyn...more

no make up no filter challenge

I proposed a challenge to my Facebook friends a while back to go raw for a day. The challenged proposed a single day in the public, without makeup, no filter and a selfie post. I did not address the weaves, wigs, extensions and hair piece because we never know what that will uncover. I did not go as far as asking people to post a fully body image of themselves without any clothes on or anything like that. However, I went the extra step with my own post still, to go raw without my wigs; that I often refer to as: My hat selection....more

I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women. ...more
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On why being flawless is not the same as being beautiful

Susan Sarandon posted her original headshot this week on her Facebook page and my breath caught in my throat when I saw it. Today, we are going to talk about strange beauty and how by simply being a human, we are beautiful.   Let me tell you, first, about my strange beauty; about what I was tormented for as a child but now prize as an adult. ...more

Why We Need More 'Relatable' Women Out There

Last week, I read an article online about a new “realistic” fashion doll called Lammily that would rival Barbie’s unattainable and quite frankly, ridiculous proportions.  Here she is:Get em, gurrrrl....more

Finding What Empowers You

Empowerment."To give power to".  Empowering yourself is to be who you are in your heart, mind, body and soul.  In essence, you are allowing yourself to be the best person you can be. You are allowing and giving the gift of love to yourself....more
Found and Bliss Thank you!  It took me finding this passion to realize that I CAN be empowered ...more