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
Recently, a friend asked me to help her decide if she should apply for a new job. The description of the job read like it was perfectly designed for her and she was very excited about the opportunity. When I asked why she was unsure, she said “I don’t meet the qualifications in the last … Continue reading Don’t Believe the Lie!: 3 Ways to Combat Imposter Syndrome
It’s no secret that millennials and the younger half of generation X have been impacted by shifts in the work place thanks to recent recessions, trickle down economics, and shifts in company culture to value the profit over the employee. I'm not even going to start on the hot mess that is the American Health … Continue reading Rates of Colon Cancer Increasing Among Young Adults
I looked in the mirror and tried to figure out where to part my hair so the chemical burn on my scalp wouldn't show. My hair looked perfect. It's rich black tone and dense flowing layers were exactly what I hoped for when I left the salon the day before. I had also hoped to … Continue reading On Healing #HairHate: How I Learned to Love My Natural Hair
Hey Cite A Sista Fam! My name is Kishana and I am excited to serve as a writer for Cite A Sista during its beginning stages of greatness! No, really! I think what Brittany and Joan are doing here is wonderful and I cannot wait to see how Cite A Sista continues to grow. My … Continue reading All Things Science and Health
African American women disproportionately suffer from diabetes, hypertension, cervical cancer, breast cancer and obesity. Not only do we experience many of these health issues at an alarming rate, but we face increased risks with aging.