Category: Relationships

Love Wins: Embracing Sexual Fluidity

Nobody: Me: “All I wanna do at 40 is be Niecy Nash at 50.” Honestly y’all, I’ve been saying that for the last year. I’ll be 40 on October 26th, if the good Lord says the same. You know once you turn 35 you’ve got to start using Ole people colloquialisms. Yes. That was a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take Care of You, Sis: FBW’s Mini-Guide to Putting Yourself On Your “To-Do” List

  It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lena Horne “Love you.” “Take care of yourself.” How many times have we said this to our loved ones? Countless times a day, right? Now ask yourself this question: how many times do you say those words to YOU? Don’t […]

For All My Single Ladies: Don’t Sleep…5 Really Great Guys You May Be Missing Out On

So…full disclosure: I originally wrote this in 2012. At the time, I was 37, single and “dating hell” does not begin to describe my pain. So what I would like to do is re-visit this topic as my now-45-year-old self. Warning: I was wayyyyy off on some of this stuff. But you know—hindsight is 20/20… […]

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