Black women love their sister-friends. This, we know for sure. And yet when we’re in conflict, why do we so often find ourselves lashing out and deeply wounding the very same sister-girl we claim to love so dearly? Let’s not even talk about how much mudslinging we witnessed between sisters on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion last night. contributor Sophia A. Nelson recently tackled Black women’s friendships and how we treat each other in her “Sisters Heal” series (Read part one, and part two), featured on

Inspired by the countless number of sisters chiming in on the subject, has teamed up with Nelson to host a live Twitter chat on how we, as Black women, can best heal some of our broken relationships with each other. Also joining us on the chat will be Certified Professional & Executive Coach Valorie Burton; brand identity coach, former Celebrity Apprentice star and author Marshawn Evans; and Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin, a Certified Leadership/Christian Life Skills Coach.

Click here to join the conversation at 8 p.m. EST. Be sure to follow @ESSENCEMag for questions and include the #SistersHeal hashtag in all tweets you send.