Category: Lifestyle

Love Notes Fragrances: Inspired By Love

What do you do when your 9-to-5 is grinding you into dust, you have a million things to do in your everyday life, and we’re in the middle of a pandemic where travel is complicated and taxing—but you absolutely have to get away from it all? If you’re Nya Kam, creator and owner of Love […]

GYST Sis: Why You Need Life Insurance *And* A Will

GYST Sis: Why You Need Life Insurance *And* A Will If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable and tomorrow is not promised. As much as we hate to think about it, all of us have an expiration date. Those we leave behind will not only be grieving, but will be tasked […]

Ayanna Pressley: Living With Alopecia

Before we get into the headline, let us make a proper introduction of U. S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D): the first Black woman elected to Congress from the state of Massachusetts, the first woman of color to serve on Boston’s City Council in its 100-year history, co-author of the ‘End Qualified Immunity Act”, an act […]

Ladies We Love: Aunjanue Ellis

From “The Book of Negroes”, (for which she received a Critic’s Choice Award Best Actress nomination), to “The Birth of a Nation”, “If Beal Street Could Talk”, “When They See Us”, and now, the ground-breaking “Lovecraft Country”, Aunjanue Ellis has been putting in that work. Lots of it. The California native—who spent all of her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wendy Ida: “It’s Never Too Late to Take Back Your Life!”

One would think that the woman who is known as “America’s number one expert on ‘living fit and fabulous after 40’” would have lived an entire life devoted to health, fitness and well…fabulosity. But the path to the present for this fitness expert, best-selling author, speaker, Guinness World Record holder (Oldest Active Instructor in multiple […]

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