I AM THAT I AM: THE TALE OF THE PHOENIX

Think of the last time you felt like you weren’t enough. Let your mind travel back to the most recent moment in time when you were convinced that you lacked something vital. When you made the realization, how did you feel?

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ARE YOU TRAPPED?

This idea of being trapped has been lingering around me for some time now. I hear it mentioned more than I’d like. Thing is, I don’t feel it. Or at least not in the way it’s intended.

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INDIVIDUALS SPEAK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Here is an up-to-date chatting with some individuals about their backgrounds and insights on  mental illness in the black community and what they have to tell

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BLACK GIRL MANIC

Having anxiety is having to deal with your friends not understanding your space. It’s
having to fake the mood to make it, it’s to be judged for being over-confident, It's
dealing with Dissociation...

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TURNING 31: 5 THINGS I LEARNED AT 30

Last month I turned 30 + 1 years old in New York. What did turning 30 do to me? I have never felt this good in my own skin, in my own head and in my own shoes. 30 years, in reality, is just a number and not a barometer of my life. Here are the 5 things I learned at 30:

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WHY I’LL MISS MICHELLE OBAMA

I can still vividly remember the night of November 4, 2008. I was sporting my Yes We Can’ t-shirt. I remember the goose bumps. I remember the overwhelming emotion. And the tears. The Obamas were the new first family. 

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RESOLUTION TO REALITY – 5 TIPS FOR REAL NEW YEAR’S CHANGE

Nothing evokes the feeling of new beginnings and fresh starts like the morning of January 1st. With the first week of 2017 already in the rear-view mirror and most of us having resumed our regular scheduled programming, here are 5 tips to help you keep those resolutions.

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LIFE IS AN ART: MEET THE ARTIST JESSICA VALOISE - PART 2

"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destination". Read Part 2 of the inspirational conversation with the artist Jessica Valoise and get some tips on how to travel the world on a budget.

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LIFE IS AN ART: MEET THE ARTIST JESSICA VALOISE - PART 1

A creative multidisciplinary designer, Jessica Valoise, masters visual art perfectly, whether it be photography, painting, writing or production. For me, Jessica is more than just a simple talented artist, she embodies freedom, passion and humanity.

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TAKING MY SEAT AT THE TABLE – AN INVITATION FROM SOLANGE KNOWLES

I’ve always liked Solange. There is something very admirable, and quite frankly, enviable, about people who are at ease with themselves. People who wear their individuality unabashedly. People who aren’t too afraid to call you out on your bullsh*t. 

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10 WAYS YOU'RE SETTING YOURSELF BACK

There always comes a point in life when introspection and reflection are necessary to assess our progression in realizing aspirations, achieving goals and life, in general. It is during these moments of reflection that we are best able to see how we could have made better decisions and how best to move forward toward our goals. 

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