How Women Can Make A Living (And Survive In) The Recession

The recession has been hard on everyone, but women, in particular, are experiencing diverse challenges. From carrying the bulk of household responsibilities to finding ways to support their families financially, out-of-work women and stay-at-home moms need solutions. Luckily, earning an income might be the easiest part of dealing with the recession’s impacts. How Are Women … Read more

I’m Moving Out

I think it was January or February of 1989. It had to be one of those months because it was ass cold outside as I was standing at a bus stop in Chicago, waiting to catch a ride home with my dear friend. We were wearing dress shoes and our Class A military uniforms (for … Read more

Intention

We are what we are And everything we are  is in everything we do  I want my hands to sound like rain, like the heat of the sun,  the flow of the river,  the crash of the ocean,  the soil of the earth,  the crescendo of wind, the vast silence of sky,  the loud clap … Read more

My Inner Voice

I’ve touched on this subject before about how important (especially for women) it is to listen to your inner voice, your intuition, your gut feeling. You know that still, small voice inside that exists to help guide and direct your life. This voice is wiser, kinder, and more intelligent than the whiny, negative voice that … Read more

Know When To Keep Your Mouth Shut

My grandma always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” Easier said than done granny, why is that? Emotions are a funny thing, and some people can’t control them. No matter what, they say it comes out rude and off-putting. Every conversation seems to be negative, depressing, or … Read more

So, What’s Next?

How many of you are asking the question, what’s next? There are many directions we can take, so many paths. Many of us have used this time as an opportunity to reflect on how we see the world around us, how we respond in times of crisis, and what we can do better. We can … Read more

Inspiration

When I’m feeling overwhelmed and it kind of feels like I’m living in a hopeless situation, I look for words of inspiration. Quotes and affirmations that help me to feel hope again. Words that lift me up, bring me some clarity, and bring me back to feeling that things can change for the better. I … Read more

Raising Biracial Daughters

It’s hard to know who you will fall in love and have children with. As a child, I’m not sure most of us would recognize the differences in the boys we are attracted to. What I mean by differences, is the color of their skin, are they short or tall, thin or heavy. As I … Read more

Some Advice Before You Say I Do

If there are any words of wisdom I can impart, it is to trust your gut instinct. As I reflect on my life experiences and now witness what some younglings are currently going through, that is the advice I would give. It’s that little voice that sings like a snitching canary. It can ruin your … Read more

Racism Does Exist!

The picture above may say it all. Why was a person of color, jogging down a road, and followed by armed white individuals shot down? Why did it take 74 days for arrests to be made? Would this have happened if the person who was shot was white? Racism does exist in our community, in … Read more