My Intermittent Fasting Journey

This is Chapter 1 from my upcoming book, “The Black Girl’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting and Nutrition“ “My gran told me that people are supposed to struggle. If you don’t, how would you know that you won” K. Zauditu Selassie I’m no stranger to fasting. Growing up in the COGIC church, I learned all aboutContinue reading “My Intermittent Fasting Journey”

Birth Control & Black Womanhood

“They are afraid a woman can be this strong. This color. This soft. This powerful” Ijeoma Umebinyuo In 2016, I decided that I was done with birth control. I did not want to put anything that was man made or altered by man in my body any longer. I had stopped putting a perm inContinue reading “Birth Control & Black Womanhood”

4 Benefits of Making Your Cup of Coffee at Home

“Coffee is a language in itself” Unknown As a child I remember waking up to the smell of coffee in the morning. I have fond memories of watching my grandmother peacefully drink her coffee with a pastry or slice of toast. I have always associated the beginning of a new day, often the best partContinue reading “4 Benefits of Making Your Cup of Coffee at Home”

Seasonal Depression in the Black Community

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, gratitude” Denis Waitley Seasonal depression, also called Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real condition that affects many Melanin Rich people. Understanding what is going on with our bodies and minds in relation toContinue reading “Seasonal Depression in the Black Community”

Transcending Survival: Are You Really the Strong Person You Believe?

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell” Buddha We live by the motto, “What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger”. But contrary to popular belief, just because you survivedContinue reading “Transcending Survival: Are You Really the Strong Person You Believe?”

Harpo, Who Dis Woman…Discovering Your Purpose and Greatest Truth

“But the question that will most help you live your purpose is not what have I come here to do? But rather who have I come here to be” Unknown If you are wondering who you are or why you are here, I have a little bit of advice to offer you. This is fromContinue reading “Harpo, Who Dis Woman…Discovering Your Purpose and Greatest Truth”

You Don’t Need to Forgive to Be Free

I’ve always had a serious issue with the concept of forgiveness. It never made any sense to me and it never resonated with my spirit. Why should I, the one who was done wrong offer anything, especially forgiveness to one who has wronged me? Why does the onus now lie on me? Since when didContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Forgive to Be Free”

The Truth About Self-Love That No One Told You

“Self-love will save your soul” r.h Sin “Know thyself, accept thyself, love thyself, trust thyself, conquer and master thyself” Kathleen Richardson Everyone talks about self-love. What it is and what it looks like; its words, actions, habits, and deeds. But so many struggle with both grasping the concept of self- love and manifesting self-love intoContinue reading “The Truth About Self-Love That No One Told You”

Pity P****y and People Pleasing: I Lost Every Time

“If it is all burning and misery ahead, I hope the version of myself that is tired from rising from the ashes in the end shows up and keeps me from dancing into the fire to begin with” Upile Chisala I have been engaged in a deeper level of self-reflection and self-awareness lately. I mean,Continue reading “Pity P****y and People Pleasing: I Lost Every Time”

You Ain’t Married Yet? The Question Everyone is Asking

“Think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy directs your course” Khalil Gibran I’ve been hearing this question a lot lately. Mainly from other women. The question is always framed with equal amounts of surprise, pity, and the thought that maybe something is secretly wrong withContinue reading “You Ain’t Married Yet? The Question Everyone is Asking”