Embracing What Makes You Unique

Her Own Beat's Note: I'm posing these questions as an extension of my post, Redefining Yourself. I became interested in knowing what others were doing.  What makes you unique? What makes you stand out? Share how you embrace what makes you unique. How do you march to your own beat?

Saving Our Girls

My heart aches for our girls on a daily basis. In the past month, we have heard of two major beatings with deadly consequences. The first was the untimely death of 16-year-old Wilmington teenager Amy Joyner-Francis, and the second was the sad death of 17-year-old Brooklyn teenager Ta'Jae Warner. No matter what the circumstances were … Continue reading Saving 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

The Ugliness of Photoshopping 

Generally, I would be singing the praises of a mainstream magazine featuring a black actress, more specifically a brown-skinned actress, on the cover. I'm forever promoting the need for diversity within mainstream diversity. Yet, I was taken aback, when I saw the cover of ADWEEK featuring Kerry Washington. One Facebook poster said it perfectly, Kerry … Continue reading The Ugliness of Photoshopping