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From Girlhood to Womanhood

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From Girlhood to Womanhood

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed a few posts about THE girlhood and womanhood experience that bonds feminine familial relationships together forever. Sleepovers, particularly with our mothers, aunts, adult lady cousins, and/or grandmothers were such a lovely rite of passage as children, teens, and even adults. On Instagram I asked you all what films did you, possibly your sister(s) and possibly cousin(s) watched based on girlhood, womanhood or even chick flicks, during slumber parties with your maternal figures or lady family members. I still remember the films I watched with my grandmother, my great aunt, my...

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A Bond Like No Other: Mother and Daughter

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A Bond Like No Other: Mother and Daughter
Lessons from My Family: A Bond Like No Other: Mother and Daughter shares a compelling and vulnerable story between a mother and daughter.

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Lessons I Learned As A Debutant

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Lessons I Learned As A Debutant

"Black American debutante balls can be traced back to 1778 in New York, when the first debutante was recorded by a newspaper, with the first official ball occurring in 1895 in New Orleans" (New York Times). Black debutante balls present young girls from Black communities to society. Young ladies are encouraged to exemplify good manners, grooming, and social etiquette. But unlike other debutante balls, whose primary goal is to prepare and present young women for marriage, Black debutante balls prepare debutantes for the world outside of the protection of their social circles and communities. Within Black communities, the spotlight is...

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Have We Become The Women We Complain About?

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Have We Become The Women We Complain About?

On January 6, 2024, Halle Bailey finally announced her beautiful baby boy, Halo, to the world. To no surprise, most were upset in the decision made by the Disney Princess. While some were upset that Halle's baby will "slow Halle down" on her brink of success," others were upset with who Halle allowed to father her son, given the antics we all witnessed this past year. I must say, Halle's decision to have a child by her current partner took me by surprise. I would never, however, discard Halle because of it. Young black women deserve grace to make mistakes.   In...

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Allow Little Girls to Be Little Girls

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Allow Little Girls to Be Little Girls

It has now been over a decade since I gallantly darted to the room, plopped on the bed, and stared wide eyed at the television as I watched the amazingly dramatic reality show “Dance Moms." In an attempt to revisit my past by obsessively binging my favorite former show, I cannot help but to notice the sweet innocence and fragility being displayed on the screen. As for those of you who have never watched the show, in EVERY episode of the show at LEAST two girls cry in each episode (with good reason of course (the dance instructor is quite...

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