A few months after my twenty-ninth birthday I decided to undergo genetic testing to determine whether I had inherited my mom’s mutation (an individual with a BRCA mutation has a fifty percent chance of passing it on to his or her children).Read More
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.
Even if your HIV status is negative or undetectable, you have a responsibility to eliminate stigma. According to the Centers for Disease Control, negative attitudes and discriminatory behavior toward people living with HIV can make them less likely to get tested or seek treatment.Read More
Relationship baggage is real and as beautiful as love is, it also hurts leaving devastation and destruction as well. As with all traumas, healing is necessary, and healing from relationship trauma is the same.Read More
Massages are known for increasing circulation, relieving tension, reducing stress and anxiety, and promoting relaxation. But there’s one body part western massage therapists tend to completely ignore, and this is my plea to change that.Read More
Personally and thankfully I have never experienced domestic violence in my own life. But then I see instances like Daniel Taylor, a white man, yoking up Yasmine James, a Black McDonald’s cashier, as she’s surrounded by a sea of men in a St. Petersburg, Florida restaurant.Read More
If you are thinking about getting pregnant, here are five lifestyle factors that you can modify to create the best possible environment to conceive. As a bonus, your overall health and wellbeing should improve so you can live a healthier life.Read More