Ta’lor L. Pinkston, MSW|Founder + CEO of LADYHOOD journey|Self-love Coach|Clinician|Inspirational Speaker|Body-Positive Model

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Photographer: Cristin Goss (Pittsburgh, Pa)

About Me

In 2015, I suffered from a minor depression while I was pregnant with my daughter. At the time, I was a recent master’s graduate, living in a one-bedroom apartment, low-income; I was fired from my employer at the time while on an unpaid maternity leave and in a toxic relationship that I did not know how to end.

I hated myself for 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 strength and that I was caring more for my relationship than I was for myself. I was settling for less than my heart + soul desired and for the first time I admitted to myself that I did not love myself. 

There is pain in my self-love.

LADYHOOD journey started as a blog that was a therapeutic healing space that allowed me to reveal my truth + share my story. Overtime it grew into a support for women to help women feel more confident, beautiful, proud, and empowered in their journey’s. After ending my toxic relationship, I received my certification in self-love and have established myself as the Heart Advocate, a mompreneur who is dedicated to the heart of every woman. 

Why I Became a Self-love Coach 

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Photographer: Erin Panosian (Pittsburgh, Pa)

In my discovery of self-hate, I made a commitment to myself to do something about my fear, doubt, negative self-talk, and shame. Transparency was the foundation for my journey and it led me directly to self-love. The Path of Self-love school is a training and certification program that helped me find the 10 branches of self-love. With this self-love technology, created by Christine Arylo, I have been able to know my worth and help other women do the same.

Self-love is about choosing love, not hate and pouring that love directly to your heart and sharing that love with everyone around you.

I believe in the power that self-love brings to the heart, and all that Christine Arylo has created. She has established a community of lovers and beloveds who know their worth and do not settle for less than their heart and soul desires. That is the power of self-love and that is the gift that I want to give every woman that I connect with. 

Photographer: Sara Lacroix (Pittsburgh, Pa)


Heart Advocate Programs + Groups:

Rebrand My Heart: Choosing Self-love

The H.O.E. Truth (Healing Over Everything™)

This Safe-Space is for Every Woman

Our Goal:  For women and young women (16+) to make self-love a priority by accepting themselves (mind, body, and soul, embracing their truth (past and present) and to focus on Healing Over Everything™ by defying fear, doubt and insecurity.

Our Mission: To empower, inspire, and provide support using the Path of Self-love technology to women and young women as they learn to fall in love with their journey. 

If you are:

  • a young woman (ages 18+) in high school
  • transitioning from high school to college
  • a (female) college student who has struggled with dating, sexual exploration, or navigating the bro-code on a campus
  • a woman struggling with low self-esteem, body-shaming, and beauty-standards
  • feminists who are fighting for equality (transgender bathrooms, the #Blacklivesmatter and #MeToo movement, and for equal pay)
  • a transgender woman
  • single or married
  • dating or in a relationship
  • went through a break up + divorce
  • a mother or single-mom

This is a safe-space that seeks to help ALL women + femme see that they are capable, they have purpose and that they can defy every obstacle. Let’s rock this LADYHOOD journey by focusing on self-love, women empowerment, and Healing Over Everything™ together.

Your Self-love. Your Truth. Your Story. Your Journey.

Photographer: Amy Hvostal (Pittsburgh, Pa)

LADYHOOD journey is dedicated to my daughter, Xael Ahni Jordan.


76 thoughts on “ABOUT

    1. LOL! You speak truth. I didn’t listen to the minor advice I was given. It took years for me to get it…so many errors, but we are stronger now and we can educate the younger generations. Thank you sharing and following!!

    1. Thank you sooo much for taking in the time!!!!! Lol. Well i am so glad you found it now! I’m sure our life experiences are similar!!!!!! I’m almost positive. I am alwAys here!

    1. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying to advocate for all women. It is so important to me to uplift women, reach out to them, and build their confidence, my own included!!!!!

    1. I just did check out your page…you will see my comments soon. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for the kind words! Keep in touch with me. I have so many questions about apple cider vinegar…you will see shortly LOL

  1. Hello! I’m also a new blogger and found your post on first Friday! I love your concept and cannot wait to see more – as a fellow lady trying to make it through this world too, I hope to learn from you!

  2. Hi it is a pleasure visiting your site once more 🙂 We have redesigned our mobile apps and are updating all of our previously published ones. I would love to get your blog involved. Please contact me on my personal email anytime:

  3. Thanks so much for the Follow! I love the theme of your blog and what you are doing. Too many women don’t feel like they have someone to really go to for advice. Love it! xo

  4. This is such an amazing and relatable post! On a personal account, even I wish I had a mentor to guide me through some of the difficult situations. But, hey, let’s be optimistic. Those problems made us who we are, a better human striving towards a better tomorrow. 😊

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