Thriving

Quid Pro Quo: Bad for the President; Good for Blac...

President Donald J. Trump is currently in hot water over his alleged attempt to grab the president of Ukraine by the shorthairs in order to gain lever...
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A Modern Love Triangle: White Women Allies, Black ...

Oh, the ties that bind. As the proverb goes, a cord of three strands is not easily broken. I am sure that I do not need to lay the foundation for our ...
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Jealousy: Meghan, Wendy, and Candace

Written by Penelope Farthing Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been in headlines more this week, following a documentary airing her struggles with adjusti...
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Is “Unbothered” the New ‘Strong ...

I want to talk more about this new mindset of black women being “unbothered.” It sounds like a productive tact in the right direction at f...
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Third Rail Topics of Black Womanhood

Written by Penelope Farthing An interesting post was left on Facebook on my blog about normalizing obesity. “ I’ve come to realize that certa...
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Black-owned business: Sweet Tella’s guilt-free t...

Today, we’re doing a slightly different interview. Chauntel reached out to connect with us, as a young black woman starting her own business. We hav...
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Netrea and Gary: College Sweethearts, Part 1

Netrea and Gary recently responded to a request I made on social media, for couples to share their stories. We had a great conversation. I hope you en...
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Self-Defense Tips for Black Women

It’s clear that as a collective, black women have no first line of defense. In fact, some people even delight in our suffering, especially if it is ...
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Could You Give Up Your Citizenship?

Written by Saran Lawson If you haven’t figured it out so far, I kind of like 90 Day Fiance. Saying that I ‘kind of like’ is admittedly an unders...
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Video: Should You Dump Your Ghetto Friends When Th...

When you level up, some people simply just must be left behind. Let’s Discuss!...
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Video: How to Handle Difficult Questions About You...

It can be difficult to know what to say when you feel intimidated by others because you have a complicated past. This video gives advice about how to ...
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Five Reasons Black Women Should Take Up Longboardi...

Way back in my college years, I wanted to get around campus without having to walk everywhere. So, I went to my local beach supplies shop and bought a...
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Shut up about hypergamy!

Written by Penelope Farthing There has been a lot of talk of late about black women and hypergamy. What’s hypergamy you ask? It’s just fancy talk ...
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The Power of Telling the Truth

I come across a lot of stuff on my timeline, IG and Twitter feed every day. Most of it is rubbish. About 2% is profound. The rest is, well, lies. I ha...
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