I had my first baby in the middle of a global pandemic

There I was 9 months pregnant and a few weeks away from my delivery date when the world stopped. My office encouraged all employees to work from home, the hospital canceled birth classes and restricted visitors from accompanying patients at appointments. I sat alone in the doctors office as my OBGYN tried to encourage me […]

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Pregnancy, an Introduction to Motherhood

Pregnancy is certainly an experience like no other. For nine months you are at the mercy of your hormones working to create a tiny human inside your frame that once held and only supported the needs of one person. Imagine this human growing inside of you, feeding off your life source for food and energy, […]

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Doulas Giving Birth to Mothers

For expectant mothers, the journey of carrying a child through pregnancy and ultimately delivery can leave one feeling overwhelmed and alone. For Black women, it is of the utmost importance to have a strong birth support team and education of care and rights for a successful and peaceful delivery. Often times doctors push new mothers […]

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Book Review: Memoirs to Me: Lessons in Blooming

Many of us, especially millennials, have done the journey work to heal from past traumas and become self-aware. We may have shared our stories with our families and close friends but how many of us are willing to write a 173-page book about it, to help others grow. In Brittaney C. Major’s book Memoirs to […]

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Haircuts; An Exercise in Letting Go

I’ve been wearing my hair in its natural state for the last 5 years. Hands down it is one of the best decisions I ever made. Sure it was a bit rocky at first, transitioning from relaxed hair but it was a process and a journey to learning my hair texture and loving my hair. […]

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