black woman holding white woman's hand during protest

Fixing What’s Broken

Last week was ugly. Between the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile, and five on-duty officers in Dallas, the air was heavy with a sense of hopelessness. Thursday and Friday I felt like I was choking on the lump in my throat as I scrolled through Facebook seeing footage of

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Fat is a noun

Fat is a Noun

My tangled infatuation with words began as a little girl. At 18 months old, I picked up a pen and started copying letters from Sesame Street, as I got older the scribbled letters turned into words, which turned into sentences, and then into stories. The thing I like about words,

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24 Goals for 24

Goodbye 23, I’m on to bigger and better things. Tomorrow is my 24th birthday! I love birthdays. Another year of living means another year of becoming a better me. Each year I set goals on my birthday, and this year I didn’t just set a few goals. I came up

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How to Take Risks

There’s going to come a time in your life when you have a choice to make: take a risk and go for it, or back down. Taking risks can be scary, but also life-changing in the most incredible way.  You might just need a little coaching and encouragement. Luckily for

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