Losing a Child at Birth & What the Pain Taught me

11 years ago I gave birth to my firstborn, five months prematurely. At 21 years old this was a reality that I was refusing to accept. I was young and healthy; I had hopes and dreams for my daughter that I carried inside me for 23 weeks. She should’ve been safe from all harm nestled…

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My Journey in Being Black & Being Vegan

Another casual day of getting out to socialize and distract from my depression became a life-changing experience within an hour. Joining my mother at our favorite coffee shop, conversing with the owner who is an inspiration of mine. She wanted me to get out of my funk and stop being shy by forcing me to…

Why Fake Feuds Are Negative to the POC Community

What is it with women always creating a false competition with one another? A tale as old as time, we have been fighting with each other over a false narrative for men, jobs, or just social status. Now, everything in life is a competition, and the world is a dog eat dog world, but come…

Learning What a Relationship Truly is in My 20’s

Alright, so you're reading this title and immediately thought what a 20something-year-old would know about love. Well, the truth is, if I knew plenty, I wouldn't be writing these tips for you for free. I am learning so much about myself as the years spin on this life clock, and one of the things I…

You Don’t Owe Any Man Anything

Imagine you walk into your local bodega. Say hi to the clerk whom which you're genuinely friendly with and order your meal. Everything's going great until a stranger walks up next to you, invading your personal space. He's gawking at you and says to the clerk, "whatever she's having I'll pay for it." You kindly…

Who’s the Gulabi Gang & Why They Are Spearheading the Indian Feminist Movement

In today's media, we see so much spotlight on the American Feminist movement and what is going on during this Tumultuous time with the orange as our president. It made me think, are there other movements happening around the world and why aren't we spotlighting them? I dug into some research and found different groups…

How Post-Partum Affected My Child & My Health

There are so many moments throughout your pregnancy. So many, that you never thought you would have to prepare for? You may have heard the stories about how severe your heartburn will be or how your lady bits might rip in half, but seriously you think to yourself, "That won't happen to me." And as…