The Black Woman’s Survival Guide

“You can’t dump one cup of sugar into the ocean and expect to get syrup. If everybody sweetened her own cup of water, then things would begin to change.” – Florynce Kennedy A survival guide. It conjures images of adventurers like Bear Grylls navigating dense forests and river rapids like nature itself is not out to…

Take a Moment to Take it All In

Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC under “Take a Break from NaNoWriMo” Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash Sometimes you literally have to stop and smell the roses or take in the sunrise, or people watch in the city, or whatever musing fits your mood. Life doesn’t stop moving but we can take a moment, or two, to…

Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women

Photo by Hian Oliveira on Unsplash I am not in competition with you Sis! You are dope and so am I. It’s a genetic thing that we can’t avoid or deny, so why don’t we come to a truce and focus on our revolution. I totally get why you may have issues with trusting the positive energy that…

The Devil Don’t Play So Keep Your Mind Right: 3 Ways I Stay Focused

Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash True story: A couple of weeks ago, I finished my third manuscript and I was elated! If you follow me on Instagram (@author_dnc) you saw my whole dance video dedicated to my #blackgirljoy. I mean it felt like such an amazing accomplishment. Fast forward to 12 hours later as I stood in…

Wine and Words from Two Hustlin’ Moms

Motherhood ain’t easy. Neither is working more than one job. So why would any woman put the two together? Because that’s just what the Mommy Hustle is about! There’s something magical about when you learn how a mother does it all and these two women are here to share their story! Check out the new…

Salute H.E.R. and Watch H.E.R. Work!

It’s always a good day to let your fellow girlfriend, sis, rida, or just another bomb woman know that they are wonderful and doing great things. Today we salute a couple of contributors from H.E.R. Crisis. Erin is saluted as a Home Design Blogger that Inspires Our design and lifestyle guru Erin Marshall of Live…

My First Political Event Gave Me Hope

It was at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 that I realized that I was about to attend my first official political event. Now I’ve been voting since I turned 18 but mostly based on whoever my mom would have voted for since she actually kept up with that stuff. My only real personal experience in…