I'm Speaking at Creative Mornings in Oakland!

UPDATE: Watch my speech below!



***Listen to my podcast about anxiety***


This Friday, Jan 26th I will be speaking about living with anxiety challenges and mental health for Creative Mornings. I HATE anxiety. Hate it. But my love for stopping mental health stigma by sharing my story is stronger. I'll also talk about facing our normal, everyday anxieties.

Registration opens this Monday at 11am. They go quick so make sure you sign up ASAP.

My Sorority Sister Deshauna Barber is the NEW Miss USA

 I am so excited for our new Miss USA DeShauna Barber. I was out and about and missed the pageant. But apparently she did well. She earned the crown. Barber is a member of my sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I was not only pulling for her out of sisterhood but also because she served in the military, along with most of her family. I supported this young woman, who serves our country, in wanting to represent our country.

Women are so dynamic. Our womanhood is not static. Deshauna Barber wears combat boots and high heels. She is soldier and beauty queen. I'm excited about her future and advancement to the Miss Universe pageant.

I often write about how we rarely see darker-skinned Black women representing beauty. To see this smart, Chocolate complexion Black woman from Washington, DC with the name Deshauna feels good. I heard that the three finalists were women of color. I can't recall watching a Miss USA or Miss Universe and all of the finalists were women of color. Beauty comes in many colors and national pageants are waking up to that.

Tomorrow I will be wearing my crown in honor of our new Miss USA. Visit Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for my photo.


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  1. Omg, this is amazing! She is absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Awesome on so many levels, agree with your words completely.

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