Get On Code & Stay On Code Dark Skinned Women

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January 20, 2020

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Growing up I never really had much and what I did have needed to be divided amongst several other of my brothers and sisters. My mother did the best she could with what she had but it was clear that despite her efforts, living at home would offer me little stability an...

Tis the season to fall into old habits. There’s something about the holiday season that makes indulging in unhealthy behavior appear absolutely fundamental. Apart from the obvious reasons like aggressive marketing by companies who all but shimmy down your chimneys and...

Growing up as a woman in the most culturally diverse country on the planet has given me the opportunity to be exposed to the different perspectives on femininity. I was also lucky enough to explore different cultures and ideals on what a woman’s role was in other socie...

Imposter Syndrome. 

It’s an issue that plagues countless people, no matter the race, gender, or socio-economic status. However, no one talks about the particular kind of imposter syndrome that I, and many other black women face. I have spent innumerable hours overt...

Our country (U.S.) seems to be caving in on itself as we struggle to find space to be ourselves amid the demand for diversity and acceptance. In addition to this challenge, public acts of violence occur more frequently now, and prominent leaders of our world continue t...

I cannot think of another time during my lifetime when labels mattered quite as much as they do now. As our world does the best it can at being progressive with the embrace of people of all colors, orientations, sizes, ages, and so on, more and more groups are compelle...

I know very well what I am opening myself up to by choosing to address the topic of transsexuality in a blog post that many people will comment on before having read, solely because on the title. To clarify, there is no group of people whom I wish to see harassed or pu...

I've never been a big Wendy Williams fan. I must admit, however, that I have much more respect for her now that she's left her cheating ex-husband. There are many women (and unfortunately many black women) who allow themselves to be so enthralled in a man, that they wi...

Unfortunately, the only representation that black women see of ourselves is often extremely problematic. Most of the time, we are masculinized and depicted as "strong black women" capable of handling inhumane levels of mistreatment. Other times, we are portrayed as jez...

It was never acute—the self-loathing. While I can’t say I ever felt like a million bucks, I also wasn’t walking around looking for the nearest bridge to jump off of (like some of my angsty, white, adolescent counterparts). While my Caucasian friends were complaining of...

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