Coping Through Connection and Movement

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us busier than ever, trying to navigate new and ever changing schedules.  Many of us are also out of routine, off schedule, and perhaps more inactive and isolated than before.  When you couple the COVID pandemic with the racism pandemic, during a critical election...

The Intersection of Money & Values

When I immigrated to America, I was 13 years old. I was quickly given "the talk" about becoming a self-empowered, self-sustained immigrant black woman. We're all given this "talk" to some degree as people of color at some point in our lives. I felt like I had to choose a...

A short story: Breast is Best, but not for Everyone

"Breast is best." We see it all the time, everywhere. Although there is some truth to this statement, it's not necessarily true for everyone. My heart was set on breastfeeding my baby girl. After giving birth and having skin to skin time I tried and to my surprise she latched...

Tales of a Mother and Daughter

Tales of a Mother and Daughter A relationship between mother and daughter is the most tumultuous thing you’ll ever see, and yet, it’s undeniably beautiful. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today if it wasn’t for the empowering woman my mother is, and...