Posts tagged black self love
Why Knowing Your Love Language Will Improve Your Relationship

You've probably heard the tern "love language" thrown around for the past few years. The 5 Love Languages refers to a book written by Dr. Gary Chapman that has sold over 11 million copies. That's probably why you've heard about it at least once. These 5 languages refer to how you show or express love to your partner (and also in platonic relationships). They include: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. It's true that one person can have more than one language, but the key is finding the most dominant one. 

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I Ain’t Sorry: Small Steps To Start Living Unapologetically This Year

We are constantly looking to be the best versions of ourselves and to live an authentic life. It's time to take the steps you need to become the kind of person that turns heads when you walk in the room. The solution is different than what you think! 

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What is 'Misogynoir' and Why is it Important?

On Tuesday, September 6th, I found out a young Black woman who was my same age was fatally shot in the face for doing what I had just done the night before in Madrid, Spain. I was reminded what it meant to not only be a woman, but to be a woman of color, to be a Black woman who commands ownership of her body. To be vocal, resilient, and push back towards the objectification and entitlement over our bodies.

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Mental Health + Travel: How to Maintain the Balance

A lot of time goes into preparing to travel overseas. Preparation should go into any trip whether you are traveling for one week or one year. Ready...set...travel, but wait, have you took time to for self care? You read that right—have you checked in with your mental health? Before, you embark on a new adventure surrounded by new cultural, experiences and people.

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Why 'A Seat at the Table' isn't Just an Album: It's a Manifesto

This album is a tear-stained love letter to blackness and black people, the type of letter you carry on your person and reread everyday to feel closer to love and made whole when you feel broken. Solange, black girl magic muse extraordinaire, has made a musical manifestation of the famed phrase, “speak softly and carry a big stick”—and we, black people, are all the way here for it.

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Put Yourself First: Don't Be Afraid to Say 'NO'

We're willing to sacrifice our time, effort, and even sanity just because saying 'no' has such a negative connotation. The day I learned how to politely decline was the day my life changed for the better. Don't be afraid of the word. Keep reading, and learn how to politely pass. 

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Creating An Authentic Life: How Self-Care Leads to Joy

I believe it is time we reclaim the wisdom of self-care from this backlash with the truth of what self-care is really all about, what self-care really looks like and how practicing a lifestyle of self-care, especially for those who work in service of others, is necessary, essential and can be achieved without the luxury price tag. Learn how! 

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Dear Strong Black Women: It's Time To Take Care Of Ourselves

As one strong Black woman from a long line of strong Black women, I can say without a doubt that I don’t want to be strong anymore, I want to be human. Somewhere along the way, we were told that being both a woman and Black means that we are, and must always be superhuman: we do it all, without complaint. The weight of these expectations are heavy, and this burden is not our own, but something placed upon us from generations past.

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