There are few infirmities that ravage a life more than that of a wounded heart. Being intimately injured is an experience that almost no one walks away from unscathed. And Just as our skin might toughen over a bruise for protection, so too do we hide behind a tough exterior in order to protect ourselves from what hurt us. Many people demonize the act of curbing one’s behavior due to unpleasant experiences but like our bodies, we also adapt and heal from traumatic experiences.
When you’re a girl, the grooming of you begins quite early so as to ensure that you’re attractive enough to catch the fancy of some imaginary man in the future. While these efforts are often well intentioned, they at times lead to unsavory outcomes. This is especially true for black girls, where majority come from a community overburdened with broken homes. Generational sabotage is prevalent in black households and dark-skinned black women are the most effected. As is often t
There’s an agenda against the black woman’s happiness and success. This is especially true with regards to her happiness and success in love. With cuffing season just a DM away, the love-scorned have begun their black hearts parade. If it isn’t enough to have love-scorned black men slandering us, the voices of women who have appointed themselves as leaders in thought have begun to do the same. In women’s groups of all agendas a label has been adopted. This label mocks women w
If you live for the season where everything dies, then October may be one of your favorite months. For many Americans, Halloween marks the day where festivities begin and end. For others, the entire month is worthy of celebration. It’s the only time of year where their fascination with the dark and macabre is the most socially acceptable. Despite the themes of death and darkness that define October, the month has a very family friendly vibe to it. This is largely due to centu
To describe the current dating land scape as confusing would be a description generous in civility. We are in the age of questioning everything from whether pineapple should go on pizza to whether our partner was born in the gender they are presenting. This transitional phase our society is going through is certainly a mark of progression. However, social change often leaves in its path befuddled individuals straddling between a world they were raised in and a world they are