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An Open Letter To MadameNoire

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An Open Letter To MadameNoire By Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com   I’m going to address you like the people of the internet do: as if you’re a singular person, a real woman. I just felt the need to offer a few words as I close out one of the most incredible chapters of my personal and professional life. I remember…

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How Can I Say I Love Myself And Not Help Others Phyllis Hyman On Employing Black People

How Can I Say I Love Myself And Not Help Others? Phyllis Hyman On Employing Black People

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Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash How Can I Say I Love Myself And Not Help Others? Phyllis Hyman On Employing Black People By Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Looking for something to distract myself from cleaning my room, a task which I have yet to complete, I landed on YouTube and started watching Phyllis Hyman interviews. I stumbled across this…

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My Therapist Taught Me: Overextending Was My Trauma Response

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Photo by Jakayla Toney on Unsplash My Therapist Taught Me: Overextending Was My Trauma Response As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Tanya Jefferies put attending therapy on her vision board for the past eight years. But she never followed through. Eventually, circumstances caused her to finally prioritize her mental health. For the last story of #MyTherapistTaughtMe series, Tanya speaks…

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My Therapist Taught Me: Make Peace With Uncertainty

My Therapist Taught Me: Make Peace With Uncertainty

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My Therapist Taught Me: Make Peace With Uncertainty As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com   Caron, a child prodigy and classically trained vocalist, began therapy as a teenager. As a woman who lives with anxiety and major depressive disorder, she’s been in therapy consistently for more than 20 years. During our conversation, she shared why everyone needs access to…

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“You Owe Us. We Built You” Why The Church Should Apologize To Black Women

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“You Owe Us. We Built You” Why The Church Should Apologize To Black Women As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com I was scrolling through Facebook recently and I saw a post from Caron about the single’s ministry in a Black church being comprised  entirely of women. The post spoke specifically about the single’s ministry. But I saw it as…

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Muscles Pop On Darker Skin: One Black Woman’s Bodybuilding Journey

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Muscles Pop On Darker Skin: One Black Woman’s Bodybuilding Journey As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com How were you introduced to the concept of bodybuilding? I went to the Arnold Classics two years ago and experienced a bodybuilding competition for the first time. I saw women doing different fitness categories: bikini, figure, and physique. Bikini is sassy, lean, and…

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Black Women and Mental Health: The Pressure to Say We’re OK When We’re Not

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Photo by Claudia Wolff on Unsplash Black Women and Mental Health: The Pressure to Say We’re OK When We’re Not As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com When would you say you noticed that you were having feelings of anxiety that were a little more intense than they should be? College was when it started getting noticeable for me. I’ve…

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Single Motherhood: I Feel Like There’s A Child Who Wants To Come Into This World Through Me

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Photo by Charles Eugene on Unsplash Single Motherhood: I Feel Like There’s A Child Who Wants To Come Into This World Through Me As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Last week, we detailed Alexis Garrett Stodghill’s journey to freeze her eggs and conceive a child in more technical, scientific terms. This week, she’s speaking about the spiritual aspect of…

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Pain, Plans & Picking A Donor: A Black Woman’s IVF Journey

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Photo by Baptista Ime James on Unsplash Pain, Plans & Picking A Donor: A Black Woman’s IVF Journey As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Alexis Garrett Stodghill shares her very intimate, emotionally, and physically draining journey to freeze her eggs and have a child. NSNC: Were marriage and children something you always saw for yourself or was it something…

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