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The Year I Became My Own Superhero

Everything you want is on the other side of your comfort zone

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II started 2019 exhausted, lonely, and two unexpected flat tires away from being broke. I’m a single mom, a professor, and a freelance journalist meaning I spend most days running on fumes while juggling parenting obligations, speaking engagements, writing projects, and teaching responsibilities. I had…




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It was either strip or write. I decided to write cause my abs aint right. Bylines @ESSENCE, FUSION, EBONY, The Root, Griots Republic and more

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