Women Tag

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...

Pulling Back the Layers via Akilah Brayboy

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. (Colossians 3:19) I now realize why it was so hard to write this article. I thought it was just writer’s block, but actually it was a self preservation tactic; not wanting to pull back another...

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...

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...

Skyy’s Growing! (Day 8)

Briefly engaging in a twitter chat a few months ago, one of my followers and I discussed marriage and the lack thereof among African American women. We both concluded that many of us don’t know ourselves enough to know what we want or need and...

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 Awakening- Values in Action (Day 4)

That mirror again!! The past few days were valued centered assignments. I was required to not only identify my top ten values but also rate them on a scale of 1-10 as to their applicability in my life. Was I putting the walk in the talk? I came up short. ...