How Talking About Taboo Topics Saved My Uterus

Sex and the female body are such taboo topics in the Black community that all some people know is that one day everyone’s saying you’re cute and the next, everyone’s saying you’re fast. Fortunately for me, my aunt talked to me about my body and sent me resources to do my own exploring.


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Money or My Mind? Why I Chose My Mental Health Over a Bigger Paycheck

My anxiety brings me irrational thoughts gift wrapped in ribbons and bows, and when I open it, it’s all I can think about. The inability to move from this spot is my anxiety personified. Trying to find ways to cope with it is something I struggle with, but I continue to work at it every day. Most recently, my anxiety took me to a place I never thought I’d go.

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Knowing When to Let Go: 5 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Anyone can end up in an unhealthy relationship at any time regardless of how smart, beautiful, or confident they are. Abusers are experienced in psychological warfare and are master manipulators who will try to exert power and control over you either physically, sexually, or emotionally. Here are five subtle signs to watch out for that may be a sign of an unhealthy relationship.

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Cyster to Sister!

I never hid the fact that I didn’t have a regular period, but in retrospect, I don't think I was very open about just how irregular it was. I always knew that something was wrong, but I was never really compelled to address the issue. Menstruation is what turned girls into women and allowed us to be able to have children. I wasn't in any pain and my quality of life was not impacted. In my mind, I was simply someone who had irregular periods.  

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New Year, New You: Create a Vision Board to Manifest Your Destiny

One way to manifest your heart’s desires is to create a vision board. This is a powerful tool that helps our brain to train our bodies to get into action. Vision boards provide a dedicated space where we can be purposeful about choosing what we want to focus on-- whether that may be getting active, practicing self-care, or going back to school.

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