I am Ta’lor Pinkston, BA|MSW|SFW|Women’s Inspirational and Self-love Blogger|Poet|Proud Mompreneur|Feminist|Women’s and Family Therapist|Equality Advocate|Prospective Self-love Coach|Founder of LADYHOOD journey
This website is currently under construction. Major changes will be taking place over the next few months. I am no techie, but I am doing my best to make my dream site a reality. Please be patient with me!
I love and appreciate you all!
My Purpose for creating LADYHOOD journey:
While I was pregnant with my daughter, I went through a minor-depression. I was a recent master’s graduate, living in a one-bedroom apartment, in a toxic relationship, and was about to bring my daughter into a world that I did not prepare myself to have her in. I learned so much about myself during that dark period, but when my daughter was born, she showed me my strength, and made me want to become a more emotionally healthy individual.
I no longer view my choices as mistakes, but I have done some things that I wish someone would have prevented me from doing. I know we all have to learn in our own way (usually the hard way), but I wish I would have had a mentor that would have disclosed their struggles, experiences, and what to look out for when it comes to relationships, love, friendships, motherhood, college life, and the importance of self-love and self-care.
LADYHOOD journey is a safe-space that seeks to help teen girls entering college, mothers and single mothers, lesbian and transgender women, and all women, young and old, to see that they are capable, they have purpose and that they can defy every obstacle and reach their dreams. We are all at different stages of our LADYHOOD journey, and we can take this journey together by being advocates for women’s rights, self-love, and equality for all.
Who is this site for:
- The high school girls thinking about college…for the college freshman females learning themselves while on a college campus, for the “upper-classwomen” (Ta’lor Pinkspen) who have struggled with relationships on campus.
- The teenage girl who is struggling with fitting in to the standard of beauty, with low self-esteem and a lack of self-care and self-love.
- The girls who feel like they are not pretty enough or smart enough to be everything they desire to be.
- The transgender girls and women who want equality.
- The thick girls who want to give herself some body-love.
- Every mom and single-mothers raising young daughters and sons.
- All women who struggle with the daily challenges of being a girl in a male dominated society.
The LADYHOOD journey Goal & Mission:
Our Goal: For all women and girls to incorporate self-love and self-care into their daily routine so that they can defy fear, doubt and insecurities.
Our Mission: To empower, inspire, and provide support with applying self-love, in maintaining a healthy body image, defying beauty standards seeking healthy relationships, and advocating for equality, for every woman, mother, and college girl.
Stay connected with us for the following:
- Weekly blog posts about:
- Women’s Empowerment
- Beauty Standards
- Relationships & Love
- Body Love
- College Girls 101
- Special Topics
- Leading Lady Campaign (a monthly interview feature, highlighting women who are defying fear, doubt, and insecurities so that they can reach their dreams)
My Personal Bio #shareyourstory
I dedicate LADYHOOD journey to my daughter and to all college girls, mom’s & women of the world!
I am a growing woman and first and foremost, a mother to my beautiful daughter. I founded the LADYHOOD journey brand for my daughter to learn to be the best version of herself; to become the strong, modest, and purposeful lady, that I know she will be one day. I received my BA in Creative Writing in 2012. Two weeks before I graduated as a MSW at California University of Pennsylvania, in 2015, I found out that I was pregnant. My dreams were put on hold. I was living in a one-bedroom apartment, expecting a child, and had no income due to an unpaid maternity leave. I was depressed, scared, and guilty about bringing my daughter into the world when I was not financially stable.
I stopped writing for about 8 months. During the last month of my third trimester, I decided to not let my depression take over my life because my daughter needed her mother, healthy. I decided to start blogging for her, in hopes of finding my love for writing again. I knew that I wanted to use my BA and MSW to help girls and women, but I didn’t know where to begin, so I just started writing. As I wrote, my blog began to fill up with comments on my posts about beauty standards, motherhood, and college. I was amazed that my posts were helping others, when in reality, I was still trying to help myself.
I found my passion for writing again and for helping women. Overtime, I was able to focus my blog in areas of love and relationships, beauty standards, self-love, equality, motherhood, college life, and health and wellness; build my brand, and in COMING SOON, LADYHOOD journey will offer inspirational and motivational apparel.