This journey was created for my daughter, for you, and to all college girls, women, and mothers in this world.
I am Ta’lor Pinkston, MSW|Self-love Social Worker|Women’s Self-love Lifestyle Blogger|Poet|Proud Mom|Feminist|Equality Advocate|Prospective Self-love Coach|Founder of LADYHOOD journey
My Purpose for creating LADYHOOD journey
In 2015, I went through a minor-depression while I was pregnant with my daughter. I was a master’s graduate, living in a one-bedroom apartment and in a toxic relationship.
I hated the reality that I was bringing my daughter into a world that I did not prepare to have her in.
I learned so much about myself during that life-transition, but when my daughter was born, she showed me my worth.
My lack of self-love allowed me to make countless decisions that have led me to be an unwed mother, who is financially strained with a Master’s Degree.
Seeing myself in my daughter made me want to become a more emotionally healthy individual.
I am growing stronger everyday of this journey because of Gods grace and the support from family, friends and my blogger tribe, but it’s not always a beautiful ride.
There is pain in my self-love, but there is also beauty.
Starting this blog has allowed me to reveal my truth, share my story, and help myself and other women feel more confident, beautiful, proud, and empowered to be a woman.
I no longer view my choices as mistakes, but I will share my experiences to help prevent low self-worth.
This is a safe-space that seeks to help college girls, mothers, and all* women to see that they are capable, they have purpose and that they can defy every obstacle.
We are all at different stages of our journey, but we can grow stronger together. Let’s rock this LADYHOOD journey together by focusing on self-love, being advocates for women’s empowerment, and by focusing on Healing Over Everything.
This blog is for women who are:
Thinking about college and all college girls who have struggled with navigating the bro-code on a campus.
Struggling with low self-esteem and feeling like they don’t fit into the standard of beauty.
Don’t know their worth and a lack self-love.
Fighting for feminism and equality for *transgender bathrooms, #Blacklivesmatter, and #MeToo
Mother and single-mothers raising daughters and sons.
Goal & Mission:
Our Goal: For all college girls, women and mothers to incorporate self-love into their daily routine so that they can focus on Healing Over Everything by defying fear, doubt and insecurity.
Our Mission: To empower, inspire, and provide support by showing the value in applying self-love in every step of the journey.
Thank you for allowing me to share my journey with you
Weekly blog posts about:
- Beauty Standards
- Self-love Tips
- Body Love (health and wellness, body positive)
- Women’s Empowerment
- Leading Lady Campaign (a monthly interview feature highlighting women at different stages of the journey; who are defying fear, doubt, and insecurities so that they can reach their dreams)
- Healing Over Everything
- College Dates
- Girl Talk
- Toxic Relationships
Want to know more about Ta’lor?
I am a growing woman who is actively seeking her faith, is focused on my self-love and healing from my past.
I received my bachelors in Creative Writing in 2012 and my masters in Social Work in 2015. After an unpaid maternity leave and being fired for not returning to work in the required amount of time, my dreams were put on hold.
Isolation, self-doubt, worry, insecurity, and guilt controlled my life. When I was around my family and friends, I put on a show as if I was ok, but I was suffering.
I hated what I saw when I looked into the mirror. I hated looking at my degree. I hated being a broke master’s graduate and an unwed mother.
But, I never hated my baby bump. I always wanted to be a mother, just not like this.
I was depressed, broke, not working in my field, not writing, and I was completely unsure of the future for my daughter.
When I was about 7 months pregnant I started talking to a counselor over the phone and she told me to journal. I knew the benefits of journaling as a Social Worker but situations are always different when you are going through it.
A few weeks later I saw an ad on Facebook about starting a blog on WordPress.com and decided to start blogging for her. I prayed to find my love for writing again.
After I hit publish that first time, the words started to flow. My blog began to fill up with comments on beauty standards, body positivity, motherhood, dating, relationships and college-life.
I was honored that my writing was helping others when in reality, I was trying to help myself.
Finding my passion for writing again felt so good. Thank you for taking this journey with me. We may have different experiences but we are stronger when we are transparent with one another.