“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.…

“Enemies of Our Own Progress.”

Audiobook: I notice weird energy when it comes to being the person who starts doing something new or different within several communities. In the Fulani community, there’s so many taboos. Although there are many taboos, I’m proud that we’re the generation that’s breaking barriers and doing something new that our ancestors were too afraid to…

“Evolution of the Fulani Girl.”

Audiobook: Evolution: the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form (Google). Being cautious about how you present yourself is normal as a female simply for the sake of your safety. Let's face it, this world is full of scary and intense situations. We live in a society where women's…

“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…

“Here’s the Issue …”

I am my biggest enemy. I often fail to recognize my accomplishments because I'm greedy towards the want to always attain more progress than what I already have. Some may call this self-actualization. The start of this semester had a rocky start of overwhelment. I became so overwhelmed that I questioned my ability to continue…

“Materialism Hides Us From Our Blessings”

They often say: If material things is what you're talking about when you say: "I'm blessed." You have no idea what a blessing is. Let that sink in. Do you ever catch yourself saying, "If only I had one million dollars, my life would be set." I know it's a cliche to say, "money doesn't…

“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…