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How Black Women are Redefining Body Image Through Social Media

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How often do you feel that the portrayal of black women’s bodies is narrow, misconstrued? Or maybe you feel that it’s hyperbolic, exaggerated. Continue Reading In such an advanced digital age where women are now able to share their individual experiences with body image through platforms like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, it is important to recognize the diversity of these…

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The Natural Hair Movement Failed Me

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Dr. Kristian H of http://www.drkristianh.com “I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am not your expectations” – India Arie When I was in middle school, a boy I had a crush on said that I was cute, but that he didn’t date girls with “my kind of hair.” I was not sure what was wrong with “my…

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#InstaBaddie Bandwagon Makeup Tutorials: Positive or Problematic?

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by Kanisha Parks If you’re not too familiar with the term #InstaBaddie, aka Instagram Baddie, bka plain ‘ol baddie—let me spare you the Google search. An Urban dictionary definition of “Instagram baddie” will yield, “another word for an Instagram whore” while the phrase “shes a baddie” suggests, “a girl [who’s] got good qualities, and is everything a guy wants.” Since…

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Being an Exhibit vs Being Educational: A Day in the Life of a Melinated Woman

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IG @nappyese  by Dr. Aziza Glass of Azizaglass.com There is something about a melanin infused woman who walks into a room and has the nerve to have hair that defies gravity. This woman can’t become a wallflower even if she tried. This is #BlackGirlMagic in action. continue!>>> Black women are fascinating. Regardless of the numerous derogatory comments we hear and…

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Going Natural May NOT Be the Key to Helping Your Daughter Embrace Her Natural Hair

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source by Kirleen Neely PhD, LPC-S of http://www.richardsoncounseling.com/  In recent years natural hair moms have begun to unapologetically enter PTA meetings, playgrounds, and mommy groups rocking their curls. Many of them made a conscious decision to “go natural” as a way to teach their daughters self-acceptance and also help them learn how to navigate their kinky coils. One significant off spring of…

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Less Judgement, More Love

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by GG of AllTheManyLayers There’s about three feet of snow on the ground and I see a woman who looks like she needs help. But I don’t help her. Because awhile back I’d decided that this woman was mean and my assumptions wouldn’t let me move. Read On!>>> I’m walking the few feet from my car to my house and…

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How Did You Find Your Voice?

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source:pinterest by GG of AllTheManyLayers.com When you want what everyone else wants, without discretion, you do what you see everyone else doing. When you believe that what you see, what’s presented to you, is all there is, you try to choose a mold to squeeze into, even if it hurts, even if you can’t breathe, even if you have to…

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