Role model: A role model or mentor is a person who demonstrates a particular behavior, skill, or social role for another person to emulate. Role models might emerge because of character and conduct or because of particular skills and talents. Modelling ourselves on others is part of human nature, and we all subconsciously take in the … Continue reading Why we need more Quality Female Role Models
The one thing that continues to perplex, anger and sadden me, is the fact that we live in a time where Women spend more time bitching about the next Woman when we should be focusing on uplifting and empowering one another for any and every reason, no matter how small. It's a shame to admit that … Continue reading 4 Ways Women can better support one another..
As I sit here and write, I realize that the older I get, the more blogs I write that begin with "the older I get"! But alas, it is with getting older that I have had the opportunity to learn many life lessons which I continue to take and shape the way I not only … Continue reading Lessons learned…
Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a 43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished … Continue reading Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America
When I approached 40, I had mixed emotions; I believed at that point I would then be officially a "Grown Woman" and all that 40 entails... like gray hair popping up uninvited, being considered "middle age" by folks in their 20's & 30's, your body acting all funny style and feeling some kind of strange … Continue reading Clarity in the 40’s
For the past few weeks, I've been mulling over this issue about why, some women do not seem to respect and support other women. In my 42 years, I haven't met one woman, regardless of age or race, who hasn't had an issue with another woman at some point in her life! As grown women, we all have … Continue reading Why don’t women respect and support each other more?
I have already written a blog about abortion and a woman's right to choose and have power over her own body, but in light of the recent anniversary of Roe v Wade and the fact that it continues to be chipped away at and not enough of us seem to be aware or have an … Continue reading Why reproductive justice is so important!
I've come to realize that there are way too many misconceptions of what feminism is and what it means to be a feminist. To break it down, feminism is a movement aimed at supporting, defining and defending political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. A feminist is someone who advocates and/or supports these rights. Very simple. … Continue reading What does it really mean to be a Feminist?
Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth, … Continue reading A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society