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Netflix & Chill: A Time to Adore

I’m an ambivert. I think that’s a real term. I saw it on Facebook once and it described me perfectly. You know if it’s on social media, it has to be true. I’m a big heap of extrovert with a good portion of introvert. So when the term “Netflix and Chill” was coined, to me…… Continue reading Netflix & Chill: A Time to Adore

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Women’s March: Lessons for my Niece

Last Saturday, the women of the United States sent a message to Donald Trump and his administration…WE’RE NOT GOING BACK! Those of you who know me know I’m really quiet about my activism. My activism is to help those in need and support what and when I can. As big and bad as I may…… Continue reading Women’s March: Lessons for my Niece

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Get Your Fingers Out of There!!

Let’s face it, we can’t control all people who break social standards. We’re not raised in the same homes, communities, schools, etc. Therefore, it’s only natural you will encounter someone who doesn’t share the same courtesies you do. Once we rolled over into the year 2000, I noticed women of color wanted to showcase their…… Continue reading Get Your Fingers Out of There!!

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Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

Dear Janelle, I’m so happy you have found the time to sit down and reflect 2016. I’m also more than proud you’ve set your goals for the upcoming year and I’m confident you will meet them. I want to share somethings you’ve done in the past that’s not been positive and has hindered your journey.…… Continue reading Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

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Lane Bryant’s Perfect Fit Bra Event

So this past Saturday, my Mom and I went to Lane Bryant to exchange some jeans I purchased online. Side Note…I’m 5’6 people. I don’t wear heels. Since when am I considered petite? Lately I’ve been exchanging/returning pants because of the length. It’s super annoying. I get average length and I’m still stepping on the…… Continue reading Lane Bryant’s Perfect Fit Bra Event

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Woman Talk: The Unhappy Uterus

I wanted kids when I was younger. Three kids in fact. Three kids (boys), a husband, a couple of dogs with a white picket fenced house in Atlanta, Ga. Working at as a broadcast journalist for Headline News. As I got older and ish got real, I re-evaluated my life goals. I instead had no…… Continue reading Woman Talk: The Unhappy Uterus