Own Your Beauty: Dear Daughter

I made a video for my daughter, who is already wise beyond her 14 years. ...more

Love this video.. very well done. I just don't think this message ever gets old or is ever ... more

Beautiful. In My Own Brown Skin.

Perhaps we didn't know then what we know now about children and their sense of self worth. Perhaps confidence was thought to be earned or innate, not nurtured or learned. I spent many years feeling insecure and timid. To know me now makes this difficult to believe, but that shy girl still lives in a pocket inside me. ...more

I love this post! Thank you for sharing. I certainly can relate and am thankful that you took ... more

Own Your Beauty, Month 1: Authentic Beauty in a World of Digital Hair

Vit continued: “The reason I’m writing is because on Friday, I was at my weekly hospital checkup and one of my therapists made me eat a 500-calorie meal, which I haven’t done in ages, to desensitize me. I was on my way to the bathroom to throw up after my appointment, and I had just locked the stall when I saw a sticky note on the back of the door. It said, ‘You’re beautiful. You are good enough. OperationBeautiful.com.’ No one has ever said that to me. I didn’t throw up today. It was the first time I ate something solid and did not throw it up in years.” ...more

The fire in our eyes... that is where the real beauty lives.
Love that... Thank ... more

Thanks for Signing the Own Your Beauty Statement of Belief!

Congratulations! You've pledged to join Own Your Beauty. Here's more you can do: Start changing the conversation. Tell your friends about Own Your Beauty now: Email ...more

I have been blogging on this topic for several months now. Love that i can be a part of ... more

Own Your Beauty: 12 Tips on Letting Go of Perfectionism From Brene Brown

For BlogHer's monthly series of 12 tips to help you Own Your Beauty, author Brene Brown shares her wisdom as a recovering perfectionist and aspiring "goodenoughist" for this month's theme: Imperfection and Perception. ...more

This was an eye popper for me. As a child and teenager I had people say that I am a ... more

Reading While Black or White: Do Readers Prefer Books Written by their Own?

I wrote a post on my blog last month about a disturbing book review I read a few months ago. The reviewer dismissed Heidi W. Durrow's novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky because he couldn't relate to the biracial protagonist: ...more

I love this post because it is challenging all races to grow up! The only way we are going to ... more