The Adopted Child

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I think everyone has this fairytale view of adoption. A child is abandoned or neglected by their biological parents and the adopted parents are the saviors of that child. Although many times those adopted parents are the saving grace for that child, it’s not always as pretty of a picture for the adopted child as society would lead us to believe. Depending upon the age the child was adopted can dictate how well they take their adoption. Some children who were adopted at birth never question their birth parents or

I’m convinced that children in foster care become state funded experiments to pharmaceutical companies. It’s amazing how many drugs are given to young children to correct their behavior after separation from a parent. I feel like I just participated in the biggest experiment scam of them all. By the time I was 15, I had taken strong antipsychotics such as Celexa, Wellbutrin and Prozac. I was diagnosed with bipolar at the age of 10. Everyone assumes that children will automatically inherit disorders from their parents without thinking about trauma. Trauma

Flo Naturals

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God truly does work in mysterious ways.  People have always told me I should model and I’ve always wanted to be one.  After speaking to my mother about my desires, she introduced me to her hairstylist, Constance Foster.  She creates her own products and was looking for a blogger.  We made a connection kind of how Kanye’s mom did with him and No I.D. We had our first trial run on 08/27/16.  She washed my hair with her own product and it was super manageable.  Afterwards she was able to

Happy 4 Years JuFro

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Yesterday marked the 4 year Hairiversary of my natural hair journey. I must say, I would not trade it for the world. For those of you who don’t know, I cut all my hair off on 9/12/12. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Here are a few tips I have learned along the way: 1.) If you take care of your hair it will grow back. I’ll never forget staring at myself in the mirror questioning myself like why did you just cut all your hair off. Luckily

Once again Black people like to show the world just how easy it is for us to publicly humiliate each other. It seems the broader our platform is to criticize each other, the more viciously we attack. I have no idea why we continue to perpetuate nasty stereotypes and talk about each other like dogs. I’m not into sports at all so naturally I’m not interested in the Olympics. But of course, the most relevant news always hits the tabloids. I’m just tired of nappy Black hair overshadowing Black women’s

You’ve seen women with luscious locks full of thick, kinky curly hair and you’re wondering if you should try it. Here are a few things to consider if you want to take that plunge. I was going to send this in an e-mail to my little mentee but figured a lot of women could use the advice. 1) I don’t want to cut all my hair off And guess what, you don’t have to! Once you decide to go natural, you can simply stop getting relaxers, grow your hair to

True Love

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I’m starting to understand what true love really means. It’s an involuntary act of genuine concern. When you love someone, you are in love with their entire being. You care about their feelings, their level of contentment, their state of happiness, their personal well-being, their endeavors, ambitions, goals and desires. You are attracted to their very essence of life. You are compassionate towards them and consider them when making decisions. They have the ability to alter your behaviors because of how much you care about them. You are influenced by

My friend tagged me to this post and I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I read it. But after reading it the first thing that came to mind is that marriage is not for the individual, it is for the partner. I think too many people feel that they will be fulfilled when they finally marry and unfortunately those are selfish reasons. If you are not already happy, content, satisfied and financially savvy by yourself, no one else will ever be able to provide that because they come

I stumbled across an interesting article on Facebook titled, “Undecided? 5 Reasons Why Going Natural is a BAD IDEA!” I have been wanting to write a blog on natural hair for a very long time but wasn’t sure how to present it in a neutral manner. I didn’t want to make any woman feel bad or guilty for her hair decisions and simply wanted to empower women to be natural. This article gave me the perfect platform to present my case. Now, I realize people are entitled to their opinions,

While writing the precursor to this blog I realized my perspective is quite skewed. I guess it makes sense that I present things from a female’s POV (point of view) considering I am a female. Being around men reminds me of just how different men and women are and how much we will never fully understand each other which honestly is what keeps us intrigued by one another. However, I want to be very careful that my biased perspective is not intended to tear down women or single mothers by

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