Love Was the Lie I Kept Telling Myself

I remember the first time I thought I was in love. I knew, then, that this was it. This was all I needed. He was THE ONE. He had perfect skin, a killer smile, and was the funniest of all of his friends. He wore the best clothes and he when we spoke, he made me feel like I was the most special, beautiful girl in the whole world.I was 11. We were in the 5th grade. And… he didn’t exactly know how I felt about him, mainly because he was “going steady” with another girl who was a lot prettier than I was....more
addicted2yarn thank you. I'm glad it resonated.more

This Ramadan, I'm Fasting With My Muslim Boyfriend

We "met" on Twitter, but we MET during Ramadan....more
thats a great article, congrats, you did very challenge pray beauty :)more

I Want You to Get to #KnowMe at #BlogHer15

When Kimberle Crenshaw accepted my friend request on Facebook, I squealed and posted the screen shot on Instagram....more
Thank you @feministajones! I love this post.more

Shopping For a Wedding Dress? Don't Make These Mistakes

One of the most important decisions a bride makes before she walks down the aisle is about her wedding gown. On this, one of the most special occasions of her life, a bride wants to look and feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. She will call upon friends and family members for opinions and help with finding the perfect dress, and she should not settle until she has that “this is the one!” a-ha moment....more
Too many women listen to others opinions for approval. Just choose the dress YOU love.  THat's ...more

Should Marriage Proposals Be So Public?

Let’s set the scene.You’re leaving work and your partner texts:“Meet me at Le Chateau Blanche at 7:00 p.m.”You don’t have anything planned and it is one of your favorite places, so you text back: “Awesome! See you soon! I’m not really dressed up or anything…”...more
I would hope the guy would know his girlfriend/future spouse well enough to know if she'd enjoy ...more

New York Women's Foundation Celebrates #BlackLivesMatter Activists

I recently had the pleasure of attending the New York Women's Foundation 28th annual Celebrating Women breakfast in Times Square, New York City. This year's honorees were: Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, founders of #BlackLivesMatter; Catherine Gund, documentary filmmaker and social justice activist; and Roberta Kaplan, Supreme Court litigator. ...more
YES! @feministajones thank you -- the founders of #BlackLivesMatter are extraordinary leaders. I ...more

5 Things You Need to Know About Having a One-Night Stand

If you'd never have a one-night stand or think there is something morally corrupt about having sex with someone and never speaking to them again, this might not be the post for you.If you've had one-night stands before, or if you're considering working them into your sexual repertoire, I would like to offer some ideas on how you can make the most out of them. You can have a safe, enjoyable one-night stand; you just need to go about it in a way that applies some best practices....more
Well, I went and watched Beyonce's video...wowsa! Great tips, Feminista. I've actually never had ...more

Will the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General Bring Justice for Black Women?

Loretta Lynch made history when she was sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States of America. She is the first African-American woman, and only the second woman, to hold the position and is certainly cause for honorable recognition....more

Your Sex Life Should Be Free of Regrets

“I just wanna fuck.”How often has this though crossed your mind, when you’re sitting next to someone who seems like a pretty wild ride in the sack?...more
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Calling All Brides: It's #BridalFashionWeek

Bridal Fashion Week got off to a delightful start on April 15th in New York City!Fabulous looks for the modern bride and stunning silhouettes for those preferring more traditional styles have been all the rage on the runways this season. Are you still deciding on a gown? Are you planning ahead for when you decide to make that commitment? There is an array of styles that speak to our diverse tastes, budgets, and body types. Trends to Watch: Sheer Ball Gowns ...more