Content warning: "Profane" language, and mentions of disordered eating. It's true: I love the podcast Therapy for Black Girls created and curated by Dr. Joy. Her work is a ministry in my life. I've known her since my time as a master's student at the University of Georgia where she and another Black woman mental … Continue reading Therapy for *This* Black Girl
Hi. I'm single. And in this journey I have been able to write some good things about what I want partnership to look like. And lately intimacy has been a big part of that. I desire a partnership that is transparent, vulnerable, teaching, challenging and thoughtful. I desire a love that pours into me as … Continue reading What intimacy looks like to me…
In her post, Dr. Collier writes: GOD DOESN’T NEED US TO BE GATEKEEPERS I’m frustrated (and disappointed) by the homophobia, anti-Blackness, white supremacy, sexism, patriarchy, wreckless masculinity, classism, and shaming guised as God’s word and work. My righteous indignation burns for churches and Christians who proclaim a savior that liberates the imprisoned, but who turn … Continue reading Check out #CiteASista Co-Founder Joan on Breaking Up White Jesus via #UnfitChristian
A situation or occurrence in which something closes forever. Closure. Lately, I have had to have some real honest conversations with myself about this. A relationship ends, be it amicably or not. You may spend any period of time adjusting and then you move on, right? Nah bruh. But what about that time you looked … Continue reading Closure.
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
A year ago this week, a fellow #PDAProtégé and I flew to Dallas to be with our mentor turned friend Dr. Pamela D. Anthony. We wanted to spend time with our friend as she battled an illness that would ultimately take her from us. What we didn’t know was that our visit would be the … Continue reading Love Always, Dr. Mini Me
Over the past year, several of my #sistascholars have experienced breakups to varying degrees. Given the pain and frustration I've watched them deal with, I felt it necessary to discuss healing and growth within the break-up process too. To illuminate ways in which heartache does not mean the rest of the world stands still with … Continue reading My Relationship is Over, but I Still Have Work to Do
Greetings Cite a Sista Family, As I am writing this, we are on the eve of what could potentially be a very difficult night for many of us. This month’s Cite a Sista chat focuses on us as Black women being too educated to be loved. What a concept? I want to acknowledge that I … Continue reading Bae is Great, But I’m Tired!
As a Black woman, I am focused on the healing, uplifting, and empowerment of my sisters in every area of their lives, be it family, cou47f1641b7cf2a96d8493ac275b55be82.jpgple relationships, friendships, or career. I believe that we have been taught to take care of everyone but ourselves. Part of our liberation is through caring for ourselves first.