Carmmy’s 3rd Bloggerversary!

June 19,  2020 (Juneteenth) Year 3! In this celebratory moment, I MUST send my love to the ancestors for guiding my words and to everyone that has shown this blog love over the past 3 years! I've appreciated every share, comment, and/or contribution. Reflective Candor: For reasons that I can't really explain, I've felt so... Continue Reading →

A Speech To Black and Brown Children

In today's generation of education, it's not often to see teachers stick around for longer than 3 years. Either they move on to leadership positions or teaching was just a filler for the moment. This is unfortunate because it doesn't give students the consistency that they need. I had the opportunity to spend 3 of... Continue Reading →

๐’ฏ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐’ฏ๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’Ÿ๐‘œ๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐ฟ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐น๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ by: Robin Myrick

โ€œTrust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge himโ€ - Proverbs 3:5-6 Two years ago, today, March 29, 2017, I received the worst phone call of my life. The call letting me know that my mom unexpectedly passed away. The one who brought... Continue Reading →

๐’ด๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’œ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’ฎ๐“‰๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐’ด๐‘œ๐“Š by: Simone Moragne

My name is Simone. Some call me Mone, Moni, Simi, sis, bestie, the list goes on but my favorite name of them all is Mommy. It was October 2014 that I found out I was preggo. That was the scariest day of my life. I picked up the test, saw the 2 very bold lines... Continue Reading →

๐’ด๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐’ฑ๐“Š๐“๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ท๐’พ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐ป๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐“ˆ ๐’ช๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ by Kiara Social

Although Iโ€™m approaching the big 3-0 this year, Iโ€™m in a space where I feel like Iโ€™m figuring out a new life. For those who have lost a mom, Iโ€™m sure you understand what I mean. At first, I was a bit surprised to be asked to be involved in HERstory series because here I... Continue Reading →

๐’Ÿ๐‘œ๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐ฟ๐‘’๐“‰ ๐’ด๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐’ซ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ซ๐“‡๐‘’๐’น๐’พ๐’ธ๐“‰ ๐’ด๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐น๐“Š๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐‘’ by: Ashley Crews

Hello All, My Name is Ashley Crews and Iโ€™m originally from New York City. I was born in Manhattan but moved back and forth between Harlem and the Bronx until I turned 11 years old; when my family and I finally settled in East Harlem. So, I tend to tell people that I was raised... Continue Reading →

๐‘…๐’พ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’œ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฎ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‚ by Christina Nsiah

Company: Laces By Co Owner: CoCo  So, Iโ€™ve hesitated on writing my story for months. Not because I didnโ€™t want to share, but more so what I wanted to share. Should I be completely transparent, or should I just give the people 50% because I donโ€™t want anyone judging me? I also hesitated because I... Continue Reading →

๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐ต๐“Š๐“‰๐“‰๐’ถ-๐น๐“๐“Ž ๐ผ๐“ˆ ๐ผ! by Wendi Cherry

Iโ€™m changing, stretching, growing, expanding, developingโ€ฆand this โ€œishโ€ ainโ€™t easy. Maturing is not a game.  Once I turned the Big 4-0 (8-years ago), I decided that things needed to change.  I couldnโ€™t keep doing the same things the same way expecting a different result - isnโ€™t that called โ€œinsanityโ€?  Well, the way my one last nerve is set... Continue Reading →

๐ธ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐ผ๐“ˆ ๐น๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’น ๐’ช๐“ƒ ๐น๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐’ฎ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐’œ๐“ˆ ๐’ช๐“…๐“…๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’น ๐’ฏ๐‘œ ๐น๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ -by Lawann Smith

Up until 2016, I never knew why I couldnโ€™t remember most of my childhood. My sister would always want to reminisce on things we had done, but I could never bond with her because I wouldnโ€™t be able to recall the time she was speaking on. Then, I learned about trauma from my therapist. Trauma:... Continue Reading →

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