Let our society tell it, Black women have never had an impact on history. Black women have no stories to tell. Black women’s roles are to support - but never overshadow - their husbands, sons, brothers and white counterparts. History tends to leave Black women’s stories untold or flatten their stories into a bite-sized, one-dimensional … Continue reading Books about Black Women to Add to Your Black History Reading List
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. It is linked to cervical cancer and cancers of the vagina, penis, anus (anal), throat, tongue, and tonsils. These cancers can take years develop but begin when someone becomes infected with the virus. There is only a routine screening for … Continue reading HPV: There’s a Vaccine For That
My hometown’s public school system committed to having 3rd and 4th-grade students learn how to swim. I’m an ‘80s baby and the ‘90s raised me, so “protective styling” options and swimwear accessories during the school year were very limited. I’ve never chemically treated my hair, so water and I had a unique relationship. So unique … Continue reading On #NappilyEverAfter and embracing #NaturalHair: A Review-ish & Personal Reflection
Recently, a friend brought to my attention a blog post on the AfroPunk website because it discusses health and because it used a photo taken by the incomparable Saadi Khali as part of a discussion on the way we view bodies that are considered fat (I'm careful with my language here because I have a hard time … Continue reading Here’s the Truth About Her Weight
My husband and I have what some might call a non-traditional relationship... We were high school sweethearts who ended up going to different colleges and managed to keep the relationship together. You might be thinking what’s non-traditional about that? Well, let me tell you. After graduating from college my husband, then my bf, got a job … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned From My Long Distance Marriage
A few weeks ago, a friend of #CiteASista wrote a detailed post about her experiences with interracial dating. In true call it like it is form, Natasha reminded Black women why we should stop selecting ourselves out of the wider dating pool out of loyalty to Black men. We especially loved the facts laced within … Continue reading Interracial Dating whilst Black Woman x Natasha Lee
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I travel a lot. As I took some time this morning to reflect on just how often I'm away from home, I found myself overcome with guilt and at one point grief: who died and said I deserve such a good life? I know I feel this way because as a woman and Black woman … Continue reading Social Class & Social Media: Why Everythang’ Ain’t What It Seems With Travel Posts