“Colorism: Part Two.”

Audiobook: Every time I go to African stores, I constantly see skin-bleaching products. It honestly angers me to the core for so many reasons. Before I move on though ... Let’s Define Colorism. "Colorism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial…

“Small-Minded vs. Open-Minded;Which One Are You?!”

Audiobook: Let's be real, we all have our toxic traits. We can be toxic towards the people we know, love, and even to ourselves. The reality is, no one walking on this earth today is perfect. We are all flawed in someway, shape, or form. However, there is something that makes us different. Our mindsets.…

“10 Ramadan Tips for Success.”

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! Ramadan Kareem! I hope you're all in the best of health and taking advantage of this month of mercy. I'm going to share 10 tips that I believe will be beneficial for all of us (including myself). #1 Be sincere and have pure intention. Remind yourself of the purpose…

“Be Wise About What You Display”

There was a girl that I once called my friend. I later came to realize that she wasn’t actually my friend. Why? Because whenever something good happened to me, she’d always find a way to add negative commentary. I’m oblivious sometimes (one of my weaknesses), so it took my awhile to acknowledge how she constantly…

“Stop Waiting for the Right Moment”

I remember being the girl named Hadiatou who used to make excuses. Hadiatou used to make excuses about why she was still waiting to pursue her goals. When she was 15 years old, she had solid goals of becoming a makeup artist by her senior year of high school. She told herself that she needed…

“How You Manage Your Time, Will Either Reward You or Make You Suffer.”

We always say "we don't have time," for the things we have to do. But the truth is, we don't make time for the things we need to do. I'm not pointing fingers at you because I'm the same way. Whenever it comes to homework assignments, studying, or getting chores done, it's easy for me…

“The Toxic Stigma Around Mental Health”

Psychology Today defines empathy as the experience of understanding another person's thoughts, feelings, and condition from his or her point of view, rather than from one's own. Lacking is a strong word used to emphasize unavailability and absence within various situations involving relationships, education, finances, and many more. Personally, growing up as an African-American female…