"If you’ve never, ever known what it’s like to step up to a mirror and be confronted by discouragement, God bless you. I am not one of those girls. And neither, apparently, is Dawn Richard ," writes Janelle Harris
The Write or die Chick reflects on the life and impact of Maya Angelou.
My life is like graffiti: kind of funky and offbeat, plenty rough and unrefined, but there’s a definitive poetry to it. It’s beautiful in an unconventional way. It’s all I’ve got. And I’m darned if I’m not going to stop rushing through it and start fully appreciating it.
"We are in a seemingly turned up state of conflict about who is and isn’t feminist enough. It’s bell hooks vs. Beyonce, it’s natural girls vs. permed chicks, it’s womanism vs. Black feminism and quite honestly, it’s distracting," writes Janelle Harris.
"Nas did his part. Now the rest of us creatives just have to find a way to do ours," writes Janelle Harris.
Entrepreneurs Cheryl Wood and Rosetta Thurman share tips on how you can become a masterful relationship-builder.
A hefty student loan tab makes The Write or Die chick question whether or not we're actually better off then our parents.
Life itself is a blessing. Not many folks will argue with that. That blessing is enriched, however, when the person on the receiving end of it has the physical and mental health to fully enjoy it. The following individuals—some of them medically trained, some of them social activists—are cheerleaders for Black women to be their healthiest selves so they can live their happiest, most active and energetic lives.
Without the day-to-day exemplification of protection and appreciation of love, it’s just another L-word.
"If you're not dreaming your best and biggest dream, asking for less than what He wants for you, God will say 'No.'"
Janelle Harris sounds off on the Vanessa VanDyke hair controversy, discusses the responsibility of school administrators to promote self-love in Black children.