Reflections From a Young Latina Woman on the Wage Gap in 2018

Please read this article by Beatriz Martínez-Godás. It was originally written in December for Levo, but it still applicable today. For our country to progress and make it great for all for the first time, all of our voices need to be heard. Privilege, or lack thereof, is whatever advantages or disadvantages you have in [...]

A Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, You are amazing. You are beautiful. Your love and selflessness is like none other. You are strong. You are fierce. You are light.

I Am a Black Feminist

Today is the Women’s March across the United States, including in Washington, DC. I also noticed that Black Lives Matters DC also hosted a separate march in DC. I asked a question to the black man live-streaming the BLM protest at Union Station why they were having a separate march, and he started his response to me with, “To the person…” No, sir, if you cannot pronounce my name, please refer to me as the woman or the lady. I fight every day for civil rights so don’t discount me or my needs. It goes beyond just being a black “person.”

Happy Birthday Frida!

"I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you." —Frida Kahlo, July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954 The Two Fridas Painting by Frida Kahlo, 1939 The Two Fridas is an oil painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The painting was the first [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Whether you are a mother biologically, matrimonially, or inspirationally, I pray that you are pouring into a child instead of taking out.

The Miscalculation of the Black Woman

Her Own Beat's Note: I wrote this article the night that Simone Manuel won her Olympic gold medal. I wanted to post this immediately, but I had submitted for publication  so I had to wait. It has been more than two weeks, but I believe that essence of this article still rings true. As a [...]

Viola Davis & Kerry Washington Launch Independent Production Companies, Partner with ABC

When the opportunities aren't there, you have to go and create your own. I am so proud that Viola Davis and Kerry Washington are creating their own spaces and places. Davis and Washington are breaking through the glass ceilings within the entertainment industry, which will benefit generations for decades to come. Keep marching to your own [...]

#SheWoke: Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls

I don't know how I missed this last month, but I'm so glad to hear about this historic caucus. It definitely touched my heart and soul to see my Soror,  U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, formed part of this historical coalition. In the wake of Amy Joyner-Francis' death, we need a caucus to protect our girls [...]

Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

Repost from Phat Girl Fresh: Guess what ladies, the world doesn't end because you have haters and naysayers. You will never be everyone's cup of tea and the truth is, this shouldn't bother you if you aren't offering them a sip! #phatgirlfresh #ijs #curvyconfidence #goldenconfidence #fatgirlsbewinning #phatgirlbouteeque #phatgirlgear

Dresses…Really?

Why are you concerned about Hillary Clinton's clothes? She could be the first female president, and you are more concerned about when she will wear a dress. Sometimes, we are our greatest enemies. Why defend ourselves against conservative misogynists if we are going to continue to make comments like this? If you're not going to [...]