Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

Growing up I never labelled myself as sensitive—I thought the opposite, yet there were many underlying traits that pointed out the obvious. Oftentimes I would get sensory overload more quickly than others: the itch of fabric on my skin set me off, bright lights seemed to burn and my mother asking me a question when…

Why You Need to Set Your Own #Bodygoals

Let’s be real, the pressure has always been on for girls and women to look a certain way. Go back to any time period, and you will find that women are under pressure to look their absolute best (usually to find a husband—why doesn’t this surprise me?). It’s quite difficult to understand why things have…

How to Heal a Broken Heart

When dealing with a broken heart, there are going to be times when you feel really upset. You are not alone. So many people go through it. And the cliche is true: eventually, things do get better with time, so give yourself a chance to grieve and heal.  Read on for a few tips on…

Why Black Girls Need to Take up More Space

As a Black girl growing up in the United States, I was taught many lessons by my parents and teachers: in addition to raising my hand when I wanted to speak, these included being quiet, sitting still, and staying calm. My father was all about minding your manners and never missed an opportunity to remind…

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

Setting up boundaries is more than just having a lock on your bedroom door or saying “no.” It’s about looking into yourself and asking what you are comfortable with in life. How you communicate with others and how they interact with you is important: You want to make sure they respect the physical and emotional…

Simple Tips for Coping With Social Anxiety Around the Holidays

Have you ever experienced a time when, seemingly out of nowhere, you get a sudden feeling of doom and gloom? You can’t quite pinpoint its origin, and it hangs over you like a rain cloud. Or have you ever obsessed over a conversation you just had with your BFF, wondering if you could’ve said something…