Something special happens when we see a face, name, body type, personality, etc. that mirrors our own. A sense of pride and happiness comes about, which lets us know we are deemed worthy of being highlighted and featured. For women of color, this is somewhat of a new experience, we’ve had media outlets devoted to us for years, but not many.
Going back to school after a fun-filled and relaxing summer can be tough. And getting yourself back in the mindset of preparing for classes, studying, homework and tests is something many put off to the last minute, or try not to worry about at all.
One way to start the school year off right is by making sure your workspace is conducive to your study habits. Below are six ways to effectively turn your workspace environment into a productive area throughout the school year:
Organization: One f...
Author and award winning journalist Danyel Smith shares her sage career tips during Her Agenda's Content, Creativity, and Career with Danyel Smith.
Last Thursday evening Her Agenda and AlleyNYC hosted Content, Creativity, and Career with Danyel Smith.
As a testament to Danyel’s work and longevity in journalism, the room was filled with eager attendees, including myself, who were ready to hear Danyel give some insight into her successful career and share some advice.
The conversation started w...
The phrase, “Association brings about assimilation” is defined as the above. Assimilating to the people around us can happen without...
“I can’t trust a woman that doesn’t have close female friends.” I overheard a woman say while I browsed through Macy’s shoe department. I looked around and saw a woman looking at shoes as she talked on her cell phone. Although her comment was not directed at me, I cringed because she was in fact talking about me.
In high school teachers were always stressing the importance of setting goals. I was even required to take an elective class to thoroughly learn how beneficial goal setting could be in life. Of course, just as many of my high school peers, I paid no attention to what I learned that semester. Even when I was in college, I never set goals. It just never seemed important.
“Ask God to remove those who hinder you,” is a statement I heard a lot while growing up. Every time someone said it I thought, why would we need to pray for people to be removed when we are the ones who allow them to be around us in the first place? I got my answer when I reached my mid-twenties.
For as long as I can remember, prayer has been my mother’s first defense. To this day, whenever things seem to be going wrong or when I need to be encouraged, she still asks, “Tamika, did you pray?” Those few words make the biggest impact because they remind me of what I need to do in order to get past my current problem.
When did being dependent become such a no-no? In today’s world women, are constantly bombarded with the notion that being dependent is a bad thing. And with the examples displayed in weekly reality shows, of women using their looks for material gratification, it makes sense.
It’s a dimly lit place, yet her gold band and crystal clear princess cut diamond sparkles and glistens. My eyes are glued to her wedding ring. As it sits perched on her pink gel manicured finger, I imagine her love story in my head.
They were college sweethearts who fell in love while preparing a presentation one night, tackling the bulk of what was supposed to be split with three more people. They became one, two months after graduating and then welcomed a little boy the following year, Matt...