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4 Ways to Stay Empowered

4 Ways to Stay Empowered

As women, it’s hard to keep balanced on a daily basis. Between taking care of ourselves, others, and dealing with the everyday stress of the world, it can be a lot to manage. And while we like to think of ourselves as superwoman who can handle anything that comes our way, sometimes we need to uplifted, motivated, and inspired like anyone else. Whether it’s during tough times or simply an everyday need as you go through your daily life, there are a few things you can do to empower yourself when you need it the most. Believe in Yourself It sounds cliche but it’s true! One of the best ways to show up and empower yourself is to believe that you can achieve whatever you put your...

Monica Endometriosis

What Monica Wants You to Know About Endometriosis

A couple months ago singer-songwriter Monica opened up about a disorder she had been battling in silence. Endometriosis. This health disorder--which uniquely affects Black women--occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus. This tissue can settle on places like the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and even the intestines. Common symptoms are cramp-like pelvic pain, irregular periods, and infertility. Treatment for endometriosis can vary, but for Monica, it was recommended for her to undergo an “almost 8 hour” long surgery to remove the uterine tissue, cysts, and fibroids that developed as a result of battling endometriosis. Since then, she has been committed to sharing her story in hopes to encourage other women who may be living with the condition, educate those who are unaware, and empower all...

Beauty Supplements

Want a Beauty Boost? Try these Three Beauty Supplements!

When it comes to giving your skin the ultimate boost, beauty supplements are the newest thing that everyone’s turning to when their daily skin care routines just aren’t cutting it. But when it comes to adding beauty supplements to your life, it can be tricky to know where to start. From beauty powders, to vitamins, to “superfoods” finding the right method of nutritional beauty takes time. But, if you’ve done research and are ready to give beauty supplements here’s three that you should start with first. The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder. This beauty powder can kind of be considered the start of the beauty supplement movement. When it hit the market, it was the beauty offering of its kind. This beauty powder is...

Eat Better

What the Health? No-Stress Ways to Eat Better

There's a lot of chatter around food and eating habits lately thanks, in particular, to an eye-opening--and slightly scary--documentary on Netflix titled What the Health. People everywhere are starting to rethink their food choices, dietary habits, and the way they think about food and for good reason. Although this documentary is one you’ll just have to watch for yourself (and take what you see with a grain of salt) there is much to be said about the effects that food have on your health and life. And while, we won’t tell you to stop eating meat and go vegan, there are ways to simply eat better in general. STRESS-FREE WAYS TO EAT BETTER Stock up on healthy snacks. One of the main reasons people fail at...

Get Tested for HIV

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested for HIV

When it comes to HIV, the only way to be certain of your status is to get tested. And while getting tested can feel like an intimidating or downright scary experience, not getting tested isn’t an option. If you’ve never been tested for HIV or are still deciding here are 5 reason you should: It’s always better to know. Finding out that you have been infected with HIV is a scary prospect to think about. Especially when you’re uninformed and aren’t sure what a diagnosis like that means. Fear stops many people from taking the steps to get tested but the truth is, it’s always better to know whether you have been infected so that you can take the necessary course of action to...

Tia Mowry Diet

How This Diet Helped Tia Mowry Lose 20 lbs

I love me ❤️ And that's all that matters! Ps, this photo is NOT photoshopped one bit! ?- by mom Bathing suit- @bfyneswim A post shared by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on Jul 10, 2017 at 6:20pm PDT Early Spring of 2016, Tia Mowry--mother, wife, actress, and entrepreneur--was 20 lbs heavier  and found herself getting body shamed by social media. But it wasn’t the name calling and social trolling that inspired her to take control of her body, transform her diet, and lose weight. It was a new approach to healing from an endometriosis diagnosis years earlier. After undergoing surgery twice and taking various medications to ease her pain, Tia turned her attention to the foods she was eating. By making some significant changes, she was able to relieve...

Advocate for Uterine Fibroids

3 Ways to Be an Advocate for Uterine Fibroids

July is Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. A condition that affects between 80-90%% of black women by the time they reach the age of 50! And while uterine fibroids is a condition that is so common in our community, it is one that isn’t talked about enough and one that many of us suffer in silence. This month, take control of the narrative surrounding uterine fibroids and become an advocate for yourself, your sisters, and your friends. 3 Ways to Be an Advocate for Fibroids Become Aware. So many of us have heard of uterine fibroids but we don’t know much about them. Uterine fibroids are treatable, non-cancerous growths that develop on or around the uterus. They can be painful or painless and are treatable. Simply...

Sunscreen for Black Women

Best Sunscreen for Black Women

With summer here in full effect, there’s one conversation that we need to be having. It’s about sunscreen. We’ve heard it all before ladies. The universal--and scary myth--that women of color don’t need to wear sunscreen. Now, we get it, there is some truth behind the statement that “black don’t crack” but trust us, if you want to protect your melanin and keep your skin looking its best as you age, you absolutely need to be wearing sunscreen daily. Before we jump into the good stuff like which sunscreen you should try, our favorites, and the best options for women of color, let’s talk about the basics. ANYone who is exposed to the sun at ANY point should be slathering on the sunscreen like their...

Taking Control of Your Wellness

Taking Control of Your Own Wellness

Wellness is the state of having good health and it typically centers on balancing the mind, body, and soul. It can be hard enough just focusing on one of these topics, let alone all three but in order to truly reach your health goals, you must become a master of your own wellness. The good news is, wellness is a lifelong journey and one that you have total control over. Taking small steps everyday to improve your wellness is all it takes to begin to see real change in your health and life. How to Take Control Your Wellness Mind - Having a clear and focused mind can do wonders in improving your health. So often, people--and women especially--don’t realize how much stress and worry we...

K. Michelle’s Big Chop

"I've been learning, learning to be in love with myself." ~K. Michelle. It's always dope to see celebrities step out of the norm and change up their look, but the last thing we expected was K. Michelle's bold new hair cut. She debuted her big chop and it is stunning! In preparation for her new album, The People I Used to Know, K. Michelle is revealing herself, her vulnerabilities, and the things--and people--she's encountered on this journey of life. Right in line with the transformation of her inner self, she decided to take the plunge and big chop, a popular way to go natural. "I cut it off, like I cut you off. U picked your side, and i'm picking mine. The tough decision hasn't cost me...