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 doctor’s office as my OBGYN tried to encourage me […]

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How to use growth to inspire confidence

The key to growth is being honest with yourself and those around you about what you need to thrive and be happy. Growth involves being self-aware and gentle with yourself as you outgrow bad habits and heal from past traumas. Know this about the journey, growth is not linear, sometimes you have to go through […]

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Book Review: The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

In this coming of age novel, readers learn about the Carribean-American immigrant experience from the eyes of 16-year-old Dionne and her 10-year-old sister Phaedra. The girls are sent by their mother Avril, who is suffering from depression to spend the summer with their grandmother Hyacinth in Bird Hill, Barbados. Little did the girls know, but […]

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Learning to embrace my inner light

I’m the type of woman that likes structure and organization. I appreciate a flow of things but in life, things do not always flow. Sometimes you have to create your own flow and just go with the moment. At a young age, a sense of fear of the world around me was instilled in me. […]

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5 Self-Help Books to get your Life

A great way to relax and uplift your mood is to dive into a good book. Self-help books can aid in your self-care journey by providing insight and framework into living your best life. As Black Women, we receive so many messages about how we should exist in the world but rarely do those sources […]

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