Fighting Fear: Achieving Success + Staying There

We continue with the status quo because we assume that life is supposed to be a struggle. We've been told my loved ones or elders that if it comes easily, then it's not worth it. We have believed that if we have to fight tooth and nail for something that it makes achieving that goal so much better. It's why we stick it out in occupations that aren't fulfilling. I'm here to tell you that you don’t have to continue working the job you don’t like. You can, in fact, get out! That thing that keeps you trapped from being yourself and living out your dreams is fear.

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Nikia Phoenix
2018 : Evolution of You

A few days into this new year and we are beginning to get our footing. It's tough to not only come back to yourself after the holidays, but also after that tumultuous year called 2017. Wow! What a doozie. If we learned anything from the social, political, and cultural firestorms it's that we have to do more to take care of SELF. We can't keep putting SHE on the back burner. 

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We Beat Breast Cancer: A Story of Family, Faith, Survival

When we inevitably face trials in our lives it helps to have a strong and sturdy support system close at hand. This is true when it comes to dealing with everyday life pressures or even the scariest health crisis. Most of us have known the strength and courage of our mothers. What if your mother is one that needs you? What if years later, you need your mother to uplift and encourage you … in very similar fights? Tosha and Janie know exactly what that feels and looks like.

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Jatika Patterson
A Letter from Nikia

Almost a year ago today a group of dynamic individuals came together for our very first flagship Black Girl Beautiful event. When I look back through the images from that day, I am reminded of all the open hearts and brilliant minds that combined to make that event such a success. It truly touches my soul.

 

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Nikia Phoenix