Mocha Girl on a Mission: Shawnna Williams

I am a Mocha Girl on a mission for: healing, wholeness, empowerment, confidence and self-assurance within myself and other Mocha Girls alike. I am looking to break the stereotype of the low self-esteem, reliant, under achieving, self-blaming black woman. Continue reading...

How to Forgive… Even When it Hurts

I always viewed forgiveness as a very limited and narrow process. In theory, I'd give each person I met a "forgiveness allotment" which, depending on the nature of the relationship, would abide by the three strikes law. If someone betrayed me more than 3 times, they got cut off; plain and simple. Continue reading...

How My Siblings Saved My Life

Almost 5 years ago I found myself crying on my bathroom floor at my mom’s house. I was hopeless. I was helpless. I was on the verge of giving up. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders and I just couldn’t take it anymore. Continue reading...

Self-Esteem Booster of the Week: Learn to Be Still

The average person doesn't spend even 30 minutes a month in total silence and tranquility. Develop the skill of sitting quietly, enjoying the powerful silence for at least 10 minutes a day. Simply think about what is important to you in your life. Reflect on your mission. Continue reading...

Mocha Girl on a Mission: Asia Sparks

The biggest obstacle I had to face was balancing my personal life with being in nursing school, trying to get straight A's, and trying to be at school on time, when the night before, I was at the studio until 2am and still had to finish homework. Continue reading…