My Abuser

No man will ever love or marry you. There is something wrong with you that's why you're STILL single. You're not smart enough or pretty enough. Look at that stomach, you need to lose that gut. You don't dress nice enough. Look at you... a hot mess. You don't deserve to be happy. Your hair … Continue reading My Abuser

How I Got My Groove Back

Career-wise, the last 5 years of my life have been the most challenging years ever. I finished my graduate school studies during the Great Recession and attempted to land a job at government and not-for-profit organizations, which were badly affected by the economy's downturn. In July 2015, I took a leap of faith and drove 331 miles up to North Carolina to begin a new life. I couldn't be happier about the outcome.

The Most Difficult Question To Answer

"Where are you from?" may sound like a straightforward question, but if you moved around a lot as a child or you are of a mixed race or cultural heritage, this question can become complicated to answer. Mix in the possibility that the race or culture that you identify with rejects or mocks you, you may be left to feel like an orphan child.

Why Self-Love?

Poor self-esteem is one of the root causes of relationship problems for both men and women. Women, in constant search for validation, will look for a man who will tell her she is beautiful; she is valuable; and she is desirable. The sad part is that once she is receiving these intangibles from a man, it is difficult for her to see clearly.