The “White Girl’s Disease”

As a young Black woman being diagnosed with not one but two female disorders, it’s frustrating and at times, exhausting to explain the life given to you. Because the choice that every woman believes she has to give birth—or not—is immediately gone with the diagnosis of Endometriosis (or Endo) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. […]

Fellas We Love: Laz Alonso

If the only thing you know about Laz Alonso’s career is that butt-nekkid, baby-oiled shower beating he got from Regina King in “This Christmas”, well…you’ve got a lot to learn. For example, the Afro-Cuban actor, Howard University Alum, former Wall Street investment banker and devout Christian (according to his Wikipedia) has a filmography that spans […]

Fellas We Love: LeVar Burton

For this, the inaugural “FBW Fellas We Love” post, I wanted to take over the keyboard myself. This is because anybody who knows me well knows how I feel about LeVar Burton. Yes, I was three when ‘Roots’ (the ground-breaking mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Alex Haley), first aired. Yes, […]

FBW Health: The Difference between Perimenopause and Menopause

A woman’s reproductive cycle is a journey of milestones, often dictated by hormones. Perimenopause occurs around the time we begin to make a transition into menopause. The term perimenopause translates to mean “around menopause.” Menopause marks the end of menstruation and reproductive years in women. There is not a specific perimenopause age that experts can […]

Empty Nest Syndrome: What You Need to Know

If you are experiencing mixed emotions about your first or last child leaving home now that he/she is all grown up, you may be on the brink of diving headfirst into a case of empty nest syndrome. Experts describe empty nest syndrome as more of a phenomenon than an actual clinical diagnosis. It most frequently […]

How To Care For Your Natural Gray Hair

Gray hair can make its grand entrance at just about any age,  but for most of us, our hair follicles don’t start to run out of melanin until we enter our 30s and 40s. Suddenly, we find that those pigment cells that were responsible for providing our hair with its vibrant natural color begins to […]

The Next Vice President of the United States May Very Likely Be a Black Woman

Included on a list of possible VP picks for presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden are both former gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams and  Senator Kamala Harris (D-California). Also included on that list is Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts)—who was also a candidate for the presidency until she suspended her campaign in March of this year after […]

Microaggressions and Black Women

As people around the world awaken (seemingly and also—WTF?) to the insidious nature of systemic racism, this is as good a time as any to discuss microaggressions against Black women. Again… At face value, “microaggression” might sound like another corporate buzzword that can be adapted and utilized by well-meaning HR departments to address racism in […]

FBW Health: The Difference Between Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis*

As we enter our 40’s many of us find ourselves dealing with longer, heavier and more painful menstrual cycles, along with a host of other symptoms we may not have experienced before. While some of these issues are just common results of the aging process, you may find yourself dealing with an actual medical condition. […]

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