“I was born to a very beautiful family. My father looked like a matinee idol; my mother was literally so beautiful that she would stop traffic. When I looked in the mirror, all I could think was that when I was born, God was on a lunch break. I didn’t look pretty, so I set out to be very good at what I did. I found self-esteem in other ways — I was a majorette, I sang in the choir, I played viola, I ended up being a very good student. It wouldn’t be until much later that I felt beautiful. READ MORE

You have to be able to make fun of yourself. We are constantly being judged based on our appearances and it's difficult not to take that criticism to heart. To get through the hard times, sometimes, you've just got to laugh.

Today is the last day of Women’s History Month. Honestly, I am a woman who enjoys celebrating womanhood year round. This month I wasn’t able to fit in much “celebration” because I was extremely busy, but as the month came to a close, I decided in a very impromptu moment to go to a photo exhibit about Frida Kahlo. This was not your average exhibit where a third party put together their third party ideas about Friday Kahlo. This was an exhibit that displayed Kahlo’s personal photos, most taken by her. I saw a different side of Frida and got to experience, for just a few moments, her life and her womanhood. After taking in the exhibit, these are five things of the many things that I walked away with: READ MORE

“I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto. My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn’t want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer – the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn’t want there to be any problems. My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy. Even though she had six kids, my mother really believed I could achieve whatever I set out to do. Maybe it was my vitality or something. READ MORE

"My job is to somehow make you curious enough or persuade you by hook or crook to get more aware of yourself and where you came from and what you are into and what is already there and just to bring it out."

SHE. Our short film celebrating femininity, honesty, sexuality, love and liberation and the beauty of womanhood. #youarebeautiful READ MORE

My mother told me, "You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you." I didn’t really understand until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.
I've come to learn how to embrace being different from my freckles and kinky hair to my long legs. Here's why I love all of my "differences" that make me unique and here's why you should love being different too.




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