Interview: Daja M. Rice Author of Daddy’s Girl

In this interview with Daja M. Rice, author of Daddy’s Girl, she discusses her path to healing and how she chooses freedom in her relationship with her father.

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Chaos Before This Black Girl Does Grad School

Originally posted on Black Girl Does Grad School:
Often times I am asked why I’m applying to graduate school. That’s followed with questions about my area of study and, upon me explaining it, most ask why I’m choosing to study fine arts. And I appreciate the concern. Making money is a requirement in the game…

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“Do I Treat Her like Trash?”- A Man’s Perspective: Part II

Today’s blog is the second half of an interview I did with my Pastor and his wife on the nuances of marriage including the ‘S’ word. This is a 3 part series. I actually had more questions for my pastor than for his wife. I wanted to know from a man how he values, encourages, leads…

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When You Don’t Feel Pretty

Honestly, I haven’t felt pretty in a while. And it’s not something I’m looking to get pity from. I can encourage other women by telling them they’re beautiful and they’re worth it but sometimes I can’t do the same for myself. I haven’t looked in a mirror and felt completely beautiful or said to myself…

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I Love Him But Do I Have to Submit?: Part I

For today’s blog I interviewed Pastor Louie Gibbs and wife, Shenel Gibbs, on the topic of marriage and biblical submission. This is a 3 part series. Lately, I have been on a stand still regarding the idea of marriage. Last year I had a conversation with my Pastor’s wife in which I told her, “I…

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Here Goes Nothing

Finally. Feelings of relief and satisfaction enfolded me. Here goes nothing. One word then another swiftly appears across the stuffed envelope. Naivety and optimism are at the forefront of my thoughts. A sense of accomplishment flowed through me. My vocal cords vibrated and my lungs gave way to produce the sweetest, soothing, calmest and all-encompassing…

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For the Mothers

for the time you spent caring, nurturing, supporting for the many compliments and corrections you lent for the love you share in sacrifice for me for the energy you exert way pass your point of exhaustion and for the the affirmations, confirmations, and conversations you’ve given that have established my womanhood today yes, for this,…

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Let’s Be Honest

  What’s the difference? The chasm that Divides the mediocre from The real Really, what is the difference. Between true and false Love. A falsehood that causes men And women to break fit and conform Reset press and crush our beliefs, lives To compromise our basic necessities. The standard we establish. Then demolish for love’s…

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