Uncomfortable Conversations Women inspiring women is the emphasis on this blog. With the support and company of two men, we discuss topics that touch the lives of women living and learning through the daily grind. Some of our conversations might not be comfortable, especially for those who are in denial about the reality of their situation or who might see themselves in the not-so glamorous light. While conversations about fashion, homemaking, cooking, and other topics that are often and mostly assigned to women might arise, they will be in the
Emotional Suicide Previously published on November 3, 2014 Do you know anyone who hangs on for dear life even though the situation they are in is literally or at least emotionally killing them? When my first marriage slipped off the rocks and was rapidly heading to the bottom of a very steep cliff, some people advised me to work on it for the sake of my child. Only 22 years old but very clear that my body could not stand any more beatings nor was I ready to subdue my
Everything Holds Beauty Maybe you have sung along with it, maybe you have never heard it but there is a song that says it all when it comes to beauty: “Everything is beautiful, in its own way.” Forget any religious connotations, forget where you were born, forget anything you have thought so far about beauty and open your heart and listen to this song: New Contributor I thought of this song as we prepare to introduce Neelma Tashfeen to our readers today. Neelma is a woman who was born and
Violence By Women Today’s conversation is not sexy, simple or sentimental. It is serious. As a blog concerned with the daily issues affecting the lives – the entire being – of women, it would be remiss, irresponsible, ingenuous and plain stupid for me, as the lead blogger, to not address the underbelly of women’s lives. [tweetthis]Read the hard truth about violence in women in this blog post! #RealTalk[/tweetthis] Violence by women. As always, the conversations that we have are always grounded, to some degree, in the lived experiences of the
Did Hillary Clinton Cause This? Is it just me or has anyone else noticed an uptick in the movement, let us call it that, to limit women’s rights? Does that have anything to do with the election machinery in the United States that is well-oiled and running, ready to get a new President in office next year? Is this a renewed effort to chase us back to the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant as Hillary Clinton seeks to blow the roof off and become the first female President of the USA?
Not Their Mother’s Life One thing that I have learned as a mother is not to attempt to rule or live my daughter’s life for her. On a scale of 1 – 10, one being showing distinct criminal tendencies and 10 being an angel, my daughter would get an eight. The thought of going to prison, especially as she visited a couple during my professional tour of duty – let us say – and had many opportunities to sit and chat with several of the residents in The Big House,