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Children are processing through injustices too   Recently updated !

As I laid in bed Sunday night, texting with a group of non-black teachers (this part becomes important as you read), I was wondering, “What do I say to my students about current injustices in their own city??” I’m the only black female teacher in my building and not that […]


The F Word | Part 2 1

Read part 1 here. While learning more about fibroids, I came across an article from Gessie Thompson regarding fibroids and fertility. At the time, I knew I wanted children and wondered if fibroids would be cause for concern. (Sidenote: I came to this realization at the same age I found out […]


Representation Matters | Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green

This article can be found in the March/April issue of Delux Magazine, an urban lifestyle magazine I’ve been writing for since 2009.  Inspiring a Generation   While scouring the web early one morning, my daily routine to avoid prepping for work, I was floored by a headline on The Root: […]


Maternity Wear On a Budget 1

“No one wears maternity clothing,” so said the father of my child. Sir. Please. o_O I’ve known plenty of pregnant women in the past few years. Shucks, almost half the women at my school have been pregnant in my last five years there…the running joke is that there is something […]


Maternity shoot (and baby name reveal) 2

Time is winding down. I’m to the stage where I’ve mapped out every store’s restroom because chances are high I’ll need to visit it. *rolls eyes* Translation: My little one is almost here!:) I had a baby shower thrown by my wonderful crew of Sorors last month and on that […]


Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barbados 6

This article about professionals traveling came my way just in time. Every working woman needs to take time for herself!   I just returned from a weeklong trip to the sunny (ok, most days cloudy) and beautiful island of Barbados.   Some may be wondering why I chose this title for […]


#GetWellMeechy

Many avid natural hair supporters are fully aware of Meechy Monroe’s story but I wanted to share with others. Her optimism and positivity during this difficult time is amazing and as many that can hear her story and share it with others, the better! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb7Aun1H4QE&feature=youtu.be’] Read and share the entire […]


Young Entrepreneur: Maya Penn

Fourteen-year-old Maya Penn is sitting on a 75k-a-year enterprise according to the July 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! Go’on girl!  [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6yWEXx4f6M’] At age 8, she was making her own headbands and others would ask where they could be purchased. This prompted her, AT AGE EIGHT, to start her own business. […]


Oh, the sights seen at festivals!

I attended the annual African Arts Festival in St. Louis, and while I was there as a volunteer, I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of beauties along my way! I just HAD to purchase this dress, then found another on eBay! I’d be happy to purchase another!! If […]


Big Twist Out 1

I must, must, must get better with posting to http://YouTube.com/MyNaturalRealityTV.  Soon and very soon, I will!!Anywho I had some ask what I did to my hair a couple week’s ago while attending my sister’s graduation. SHOUT OUT TO THE VALEDICTORIAN OF THE NUMBER ONE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE!! #siblings I’d washed […]