Debra Hare-Bey is a proud and self-proclaimed “braider”—by trade and tradition.
“Beauty is an inside job.”
If you’re of a certain age, there’s a likelihood that you remember the iconic words spoken by the character of teacher Lydia Grant in the opening credits of the ’80s hit television series Fame:
I’ve been shaving my face since my early 20s. Back then, I didn’t have health insurance, so when I noticed I was growing an actual beard, I just tried different razors and shaving creams—I even tried Nair and other types of hair removal. But the hair was always there.
True-confession time: My girls and I haven’t been getting along lately. In the 30 years we’ve been together, they’ve graduated from fairly budding B cups to delightful Ds to a recently voluminous ... I’m not even saying the letter. Let’s just say my days of laughingly referring to them as “Dionne and Diana” (because…
Is fashion really more inclusive? If you ask Edward Enninful, British Vogue’s first black editor-in-chief, the cover of the magazine’s May issue—featuring nine models “changing the face of fashion”—defines diversity.
With six words, Sonya Renee Taylor accidentally started a movement. When a friend with cerebral palsy confessed that her disability made it difficult to be sexual—so much so that she didn’t even feel entitled to ask a casual partner to use protection—Taylor quickly responded, “Your body is not an apology, and it’s not…
“Auntie Mai, why aren’t you married?”
I’m a cosplayer. A black geek. A black, queer, cosplaying geek in a plus-size body.
Ladies, when is the last time you had a really intense orgasm, and was it one you gave to yourself?
We’re three weeks into the new year, and my big question for you this week is: Have you started on your new year’s goals yet?
At the top of every New Year, there’s a lot of fuss about creating a vision board so that we can set ourselves up for smashing our goals in the upcoming year. But the question is, do vision boards really work? And if so, how?
We’re just one week into the new year of 2018—are you still reeling from holiday festivities, or still feeling inspired and motivated to hustle toward your New Year’s goals and intentions?
The year 2018 is here, and if you’re a goal setter, you’ve probably already set your New Year’s resolutions—or have at least thought about them.
In high school, I loved hanging out with other women, particularly those who exhibited a level of confidence in their stride. But cliques didn’t work well for me—I despised the thought of shadowing the queen bee of a pseudo girl group.
Signs of the holiday season had barely rolled around before I began experiencing the familiar ache in my chest. That incredibly painful sensation that began several years ago. Thankfully, this time, with not nearly as much vengeance as in previous years.
Since the beginning of the month, we’ve made a commitment to show up for ourselves with a little bit more love.
Editor’s note: Angela N. Holton, of online spiritual portal and self-development site Love Sanctuary, is a life coach joining The Glow Up to help and encourage our readers through a journey of self-love. Whether or not you feel like you’re struggling, Holton’s monthly essays and weekly action items are gentle, loving…
I’ll bet we’re more alike than different. I’ll bet there have been seasons in your life when you, too, have felt like you had been incredibly blessed with so much, yet still felt a gaping sense of something missing—and you couldn’t quite put your finger on it?
They’re on our butts, arms, thighs and breasts. You name it.