Thriving

Stop Arguing with Trolls in Comment Sections

Written by Nicole New year, new you! January is now behind us and February is well on its way. But, since constant improvement is the name of the game...
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Self-Care is more than Masks and Manicures

Written by Nicole   Pandemic notwithstanding, 2020 seemed to be the year of “self-care”. As the world adjusted to lockdowns, shutdowns, and e...
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Tell me you’re divested without TELLING me you...

Written by Nicole   Ah, social media. Home to a rapid-spreading Bernie Sanders inauguration meme, Tik Tok dances that my 30-something year old jo...
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Let’s Talk About the N-Word

Written by Nicole Historically, black women have heard a lot of the N-word. Everyone spouts the word at the drop of a hat, unconcerned about how it mi...
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2021: The Year BW Should Stay Home

Written by Nicole If last week’s events are anything to go by, it is past time for black women to AGGRESSIVELY stay home. This is especially true if...
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PSA: Actually, Bonnets Don’t Belong On Zoom

Written by Nic 2020 has been the year of remote working. The pandemic has shown that, not only could that meeting have been an email, but that email c...
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It’s Time to Build the Wall (of Silence) 

It has been so long since I have written a post for the blog. Work had been cracking the whip, but I loved the articles from Nicole and Christelyn. It...
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Mantras for Black Women in 2021

Written by Nicole We are now six days into 2021, and things are already popping off. Unrest is happening in the Capitol as I type this, celebrity divo...
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Things We Are Giving Up in 2021!

Written by Nicole Happy New Year! Congratulations on surviving what was probably the weirdest year of your life! Maybe you crushed your goals, maybe y...
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Acts of Rebellion That Actually Benefit BW

Written by Nicole   Maybe because of our warrior ancestors, or the difficulties we endure in modern life being both black and female, many of us ...
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Sister Soldier Sucker Slave, a poem by Nicole

Written by Nicole Sister Soldier Sucker Slave As black women we are diverse, beautiful and unique Creative, sensual, crafty, and an enchanting voice t...
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PSA: You are Worth More than “At Least”...

Written by Nicole The Struggle and Scraps Gospel and the adherence to the Bare Minimum Doctrine has been deeply engrained in black women. If a black w...
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Valuable Advice ALL Black Women Can Use

As black women, we face a unique set of challenges at the intersection of our race and sex. Cultural mores, seen as “the done thing” in the black ...
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“Nothing personal. I just value my life abov...

Written by Nicole I was watching my guilty pleasure show of choice this week, The Originals, and despite the stilted writing, the same old tropes, and...
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