Self-Care Saturday Journal: Unlearning How to Hate Me.

“I want to unlearn how to hate me.” A sentence from one of my letters to God. I wanted to take just a moment to express thoughts and feelings about how I have fallen into the trap of hating myself. It’s a trap that was set many years ago and we fall into it usually…

Black Girls Are… Good Girls and Then Some.

  Yes, you read it right. Black girls are good girls. Black women are good women. Yes, I made a general statement about us because it’s true and we are more than good. I know there are messy, conniving, drama filled, evil women who happen to be black, but I am not talking about them….

To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

Being strong, black, and proud is not a treatment for mental illness. I am a sufferer of depression, anxiety, and compulsive eating. (Update: PTSD and recurrent depression.) I have no shame in admitting that to anyone anymore because I know that I am not alone. I also want you and all the members of the…