How My Womanhood Has Become Less Traumatic

My relationship with my womanhood has been a little strained. Stressful you could say. Somewhere around year 3 of therapy, I realized that there is a lot of trauma lingering over my womanhood. I had become bitter towards the very thing that made me who I was. I was thrust into this thing called being a woman at the age of…
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How I’m using my platform to help empower women

At the top of the year, I promised myself I would do more than just talk about what shade of red lipstick works for you or how to draw a straight line across your eyeballs. I needed a passion project. So I created a social wellness community called Destination Heal. Originally it was a place for me to constantly plug my…
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How Brooklyn became my motivator while I grieved my mother

“Brooklyn’s a mythological place, where great artists, great people, have come from and always can represent.” — Spike Lee The year is 2012 and I’m faced with one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I’d just given my resignation to my job. I was prepping my mind (and my pockets) to pack up 2 suitcases and move to…
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How I’m honoring my mother on my wedding day

Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #JaredTimelessMoments campaign, sponsored by Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry.  Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own Planning my wedding has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride driven by my emotions. It’s a collective bunch of happiness, sadness, nervousness and OMGness. When he first proposed, I immediately told him…
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7 Ways To Spark Creative Inspiration

We’re only 25 days into 2017 and by now everyone has many irons in the fire. For many people, they’ve been planning and setting goals for the year since last summer or early fall. Now, things are in full swing; new ideas, new goals and creative juices are at a high, the question is, how long will it last?
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3 Reasons You Should Tell Your Story To The World

The world needs to hear your story. That’s what everyone kept telling me. It was 2012 and my mother had been diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. Cancer felt like a death sentence. I walked through a range of emotions that, at the time, I thought would kill me in the end. I decided to document my experience with death and grief…
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How to take care of yourself while being a caregiver

When you decide (or remember) that your family is important to you it can send your emotions, your ego really, into a kiddie panic attack. Your ego and your need to be there will eventually collide.
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5 Self-Care Exercises That Will Bring You Back To Your Happy Place

Let’s be honest, we face lots of demands from work, family, and the rest of the world. This election season has sent everyone’s blood pressure up the roof as the old folks say. In all the chaos of the day, there’s often little time to consider our own state of well-being. Getting extra sleep, eating nutritionally dense foods, and exercising are…
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11 Girl Boss Books That Will Change Your Life

Hey there! Maui here. If you beauties are anything like me, you live for a good book. Regardless of the genre, a good book will have you locked in for hours (even days) at a time. A book does many things for the reader, of course it entertains but books also; inspire, empower and educate. The right book will take…
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7 Times Erykah Badu Kept It 100 & Made Us Laugh

Erykah Badu kicked the Neo-Soul music doors wide open snatching the hinges off in 1996 and got things popping like fish grease. Since that time her voice as an artist has grown along with the respect she’s gained as a woman. Erykah gave birth to a sound that is so unique to her, yet so conscious and so relevant. She’s a woman who is…
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