One of my favorite Bible verses is 1st Corinthians 13:13 (chapter and verse): "Faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love." Back when my religious beliefs were far more rigid, I mostly applied these concepts in a religious sense. As I've been graced to live, I have realized that those words … Continue reading Faith | Hope | Love
So, you’re thinking about seeing a therapist! Yes, girl, yes! With the emergence of podcasts like Therapy for Black Girls and A Different Perspective focused on the clinical aspects of mental health, many Black women are opening up to the possibility that therapy may be a viable option to help us live our best lives. … Continue reading Your First Time: What to Expect During Your Initial Therapy Session
My mother raised me not to say anything if I’m not sure what to say. She also taught me to never dismiss the feelings of people around me, even if I do not understand them… And yet, as a high-achieving Black woman (as described by others, this isn’t a narcissism thing), I find myself time … Continue reading Stop Dismissing Fear of Failure in High Achieving Black Women
Congresswoman Auntie Maxine Waters (that's her official title by the way), really gave us a lifelong mantra with her edict, #ReclaimingMyTime. There really is power in taking back things (feelings, goals, dreams, etc.) that have been stolen from you. In that regard, we can also think about reclaiming our friendship, energy, and love in the same … Continue reading #ReclaimingMyFriendship
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Hey #CiteASista family! My name is Bridgette and I'm a newly minted MPA with a focus on Nonprofit Management and Higher Education. I'm the newest addition to the Cite A Sista family and I couldn't be more grateful. That said, this is my first Cite a Sista post and I am pretty hype! LOL. I … Continue reading Let tomorrow worry about tomorrow
It can be really fun and exciting to root for your girlfriend(s) when things are looking up. She just landed her dream job, launched her blog, was accepted into grad school or maybe even just defended her dissertation. These are all times of celebration where it (should) feel natural to love on those in your circle. … Continue reading It’s Easy To Root For Your Girl When She’s Winning… But What Happens When She Stumbles?
Hey, Sistas! So, I'm trash and have been absent from writing my posts, but I am back like a Lebron hairline! With the school year starting for students all across the U.S. and abroad, I wanted to take a moment to honor my commitment to providing feedback on what NOT to do in an interview. … Continue reading You Tried It: What not to do during an interview
I recently had the pleasure of working with a dynamic group of women to coordinate the Sacramento Black Women's Health and Wellness Conference (SBWHWC). The event was attended by black women from all over the state of California and planning the event made my heart sing. But witnessing women of all ages, gathered in one … Continue reading Mother, May I See You Heal?: Inter-generational Healing Among Black Women
Getting into a doctoral program was the most exciting part of my educational journey because there was a time when I felt that it was an unobtainable goal. After all, I was kicked out of school due to poor grades, and the president of the institution told me I wasn’t "college material" and that I … Continue reading “You Are Built For This”: Countering Imposter Syndrome