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Stop It I Say! 7 Ways Women Diminish Their Own Value

Stop It I Say! 7 Ways Women Diminish Their Own Value

I’ve never been one to label myself as a feminist, mainly because I embrace many traditional gender roles.  Yes, I’m all for equal pay and equal benefits, but I’m also happy to feel safe and well taken care of at the hands of my very masculine honey bunny.  And most importantly I love that he […]
5 Principles To Build Smarter Relationships With Other Women

5 Principles To Build Smarter Relationships With Other Women

Before I jump knee deep into a passionate post, I just wanted to say that this particular post is full of fabulous giveaways from the folks over a Hyundai, so make sure you make it to the end to claim your goodies! Now on the the point of this post. My entire life, I’ve heard […]
Create A Brand That Fits Your Lifestyle [VIDEO]

Create A Brand That Fits Your Lifestyle [VIDEO]

Last week I had the distinction of being a panelist the Atlanta Business League’s Super Tuesday Conference.  At one point I was moved to speak on the importance of building a brand that fits your lifestyle and finding customers that fit your brand.  I had no idea that my assistant was video taping the session, […]
Nude Photos Anyone? 4 Ways Jennifer Lawrence Could Preserve Her Brand

Nude Photos Anyone? 4 Ways Jennifer Lawrence Could Preserve Her Brand

It took me a minute to figure out way Jennifer Lawrence was trending on Twitter earlier this week. Then I saw the #NudePics hashtag and thought, “another one bites the dust”.  It’s seems like every few months we are blessed with another high profile person that has bared their butt cheeks for the cameras. I […]
4 Ways To Design A Business and Lifestyle You Love

4 Ways To Design A Business and Lifestyle You Love

I’m going to take a wild guess about why you clicked the link to read this post. It’s probably because you are overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to make your business life and personal life work together without going ape sh*t crazy, right?!  About 4 years ago, I was right where you are. […]
Why Cyber Bullies Can Kick Rocks With No Frigging Socks!

Why Cyber Bullies Can Kick Rocks With No Frigging Socks!

Many of you remember my infamous post that I wrote last year for Essence.com about being open to dating outside my culture.  Apparently the topic upset a few thousand folks and they came for me like I stole something from their mama. This was a level of cyber-bullying that I had never seen or experienced […]
Get In Your Feeelings… C’mon, I Dare You!

Get In Your Feeelings… C’mon, I Dare You!

The other week I was having a debate with a friend who then said to me “get out of your feelings”! Ha! Clearly he forgot that I’m an emotional nudist. While I’m the first one to hit you with the latest urban slang, I must admit that I don’t always appreciate this phrase because it […]
[VIDEO] Why Is She So Fat? One Year Recap

[VIDEO] Why Is She So Fat? One Year Recap

It’s been ONE year since I started the my fitness journey with my personal training T. Roberts. We sat down last week and talked about all the ups and downs and ins and outs of my progress. I also took some time to talk about the mental and emotional work that I had to do […]

Game ChangHER Spotlight: Loving The Skin You’re In (Meet MeShona Walker)

Last month I attended the Radical Self Expression Summit where I met a boat load of woman who dare to express themselves boldly without apologies.  Sounds like my type of crowd right?!  Among those phenomenal chick-a-dees was a southern blossom by the name of MeShona Walker.  I KNEW she was my cup of tea after […]
Confession # 127: I Gave My Fear The Middle Finger

Confession # 127: I Gave My Fear The Middle Finger

A few years ago, Interview Magazine did an unconventional photo shoot with actress Kristen Stewart. The star of the Twilight Saga rocked a slightly gothic, edgy look in several socially defiant poses.  My favorite one was where she showed off her designer Gara Danielle ring by flipping up her middle finger.  While the rest of my […]