Women

A Full Circle Moment

A week ago I had the honor of presenting to a group of women at the first annual Stilettos and Strategies Conference hosted by Nu Epps, Founder and President of Esyntial Elements Consulting Inc. The conference mission is to positively enhance the lives of women...

Supporting the Woman in Hiding via Akilah Richards

This is a letter to the loved ones of the woman in hiding. You know her so well, and you love her for many reasons.  She is your friend, your sister, your cousin, maybe even your mother. You found out in the weirdest way, and now you're...

Broken Chains- What my (-) HIV Status Means to ME

I never really took the time to think about what my HIV status meant to me. Being negative seemed enough; at least for a young black sexually active teen in the early 90s. The most that my friends and I were concerned about was not...

“Why I became an HIV Activist”

As a writer, it's easy to get lost behind the words, the computer screen, or the social media profiles connecting with people only through the World Wide Web. While this is truly a comfortable place to be, I found that more people wanted to connect with me...

Remember YOU

There comes a time in your life when it's do or die - decision making time. something inside of you screams at the top of it's lungs, begging for attention and finally, you pay attention. You begin to listen, closely, wondering what this voice is trying...

Healing For Your Soul

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV4P7TI522o] A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of watching Oprah, something I rarely do. But you see this day I couldn’t miss it, the legendary Diana Ross was a guest.  I sat in awe admiring how poised and timeless she was.  I vaguely remember...

Short and Serious!!

Last night I had the pleasure of supporting a budding entrepreneur in her own right. The event’s tagline simply stated “it’s never too late for love.” Greeted with the perfect ambiance of dim lighting, nice music, and friendly faces, I was ready to experience a...

The Soul Experience

 “An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America with the median age being 9 years old.”  It’s been a year since the penning of Soul on Fire. From the advance review copies to the final version I have been humbled by the...

My Personal Mission Statement (Day 5)

Because I am fearfully and wonderfully made my existence will not be in vain. The true essence of my core is impregnated with values that continue to mold me into wholeness. In the spirit of family, community, and friendship, I will lift my voice for those...

My Nappy Hair!!

I’m up this Saturday morning dreading the routine detangling, shampooing, and moisturizing the natural. Lying in bed, I mull over the desire to keep it; riding the same emotional rollercoaster for two years now. Then I dig deeper.. Picture this:  You have an interview for a...