12 Self-Love Tips for Women

It can be easy for us to doubt ourselves, but as women, this doubt seems to be on overload with the amount of pressure we have to act, feel, behave, and look a certain way. Yes, men feel pressure as well, but the pressure we feel is just different, not worse.

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5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

The freshman fifteen…. I was certainly.a victim. If you don’t know, according to Wikipedia, the freshman fifteen ” is an expression commonly used in the United States and Canada that refers to an amount (somewhat arbitrarily set at 15 pounds, and originally just 10) of weight gained during a student’s first year at college,” Wikipedia Freshman 15.

If you are dreading this, if you just graduated high school or just finished your first year of college, please read my article, 5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen, published on College Mate, for their June Monthly Writing Contest.

The freshman fifteen is preventable and you can lose it by doing these 5 things.
Thank you College Mate for your critique, advice, and for giving me this opportunity. I love writing for the Monthly Writing Contest, and I hope to continue to work with you in the future.

-Pinkspen 💋

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For some high school graduates, gaining the freshman-fifteen is one of the scariest things about going to college.

I can honestly say that I knew very little about gaining weight that fast in the first 2-3 months of college, but when it happened, I was 20 pounds heavier and so unhappy with my new freshman body.

I spent so much time hanging out with friends on campus in the Student Union, that I didn’t realize that everything I did revolved around food and dining.

So to avoid gaining the freshman fifteen yourself, here are 5 tips you should follow.

1. Don’t Hang Out in Food Spots

Don’t just sit in the café and the food court every day talking to your friends between classes. More than likely, you will overeat, because there is so much food around.

During my first year of college, I spent most of my time in…

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National “Best” Friends Day

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about my friendships from the past and present. I have struggled with maintaining friendships like most of us, and I have always wondered why… Of course we all have those friends that are in it until death do us part, but others have not sustained but they have taught me something about myself…  Continue reading “National “Best” Friends Day”

No Makeup Mondays Challenge 

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TOMORROW IS MEMORIAL DAY & and Week 4 of LADYHOOD journey‘s No Makeup Mondays Challenge 💋

It is important to LADYHOOD journey, LLC to shine a light on defying the standard of beauty, that we must wear makeup daily to be beautiful! It is easy to develop an addiction when wearing makeup daily; you begin hating your natural face.

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Internalized Racial Beauty-Shaming 

I love the infinite shades of a woman’s skin. 

There are so many different pigments and highlights; all are beautiful. From pink pale to blue-black, every shade should be uplifted for its uniqueness, not broken and shamed. 

As a Black woman, I cannot ignore the Memes and cyber bullying against women who are dark-skin. 

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About: Leading Lady Campaign

The Leading Lady Campaign seeks to empower women and girls, to defy obstacles, self-doubt, and fear so that they can reach their dreams. The Campaign will shine a light on those women who are making their marks a woman, #ladyboss, single-mother, student, wife, leader and/or mentor.


LADYHOOD journey believes in promoting, highlighting, and uplifting these women. We all have a journey. We share commonalities and differences, but to every woman and girl, your journey, is our journey. We are in this together and we should always try to work together and learn from one another.

The Leading Lady Campaign will highlight women who are Mompreneurs, Professional Bloggers, small business owners, CEOs and Founders, bachelor’s and master’s students, mothers, and up-and-coming career women. 

LADYHOOD journey would like to thank these role models, leaders, scholars, motivators, innovators, and mentors to young women and in their communities. 

You are a #ladyboss and we apprieciate you for uplifting young women to be the best verisons of themselves. 

The #LeadingLady Campaign will kick-off July 2017.  See you then! 

 

How Do I Stay So Skinny?

As a thick girl (defy the word fat), I have always considered the struggle of women who are overweight, but never considered a skinny girls’ journey with weight. 

I have been told by doctors that it is not healthy for me to be the weight that I am for my height. Do I agree? Yes. Why? It is more important to be healthy than it is to be comfortable

I re-blogged this post because the author opened my eyes to the fact that even the skinniest of people feel offended and insecure about the comments made about their bodies. 

We need to be careful of what we say, and be mindful that our personal envy does not eliminate the other persons insecurities.

We are all beautiful and need to start viewing ourselves as just that! Becoming healthier, just makes you that much more beautiful! 

Pinkspen

Typically, Tierra

This morning I walked into my classroom holding a bagel with cream cheese, totally normal. A coworker loudly asked “Tierra how do you stay so skinny?” With a mouthful of bagel I replied “I just do.”

So you’re probably thinking “so what, that’s a compliment” but I disagree. Would you go up to someone overweight and ask them “hey, how do you stay so fat?” You wouldn’t because that would be rude, right? But how is fat any different than skinny?

All my life I’ve been the skinny one and all my life I have hated it. Being skinny doesn’t feel beautiful to me; I feel self-conscious, the same way an overweight person might. I feel like I have to cover up certain parts of my body because they’re like sticks to me. I’ve always been self-conscious of my height and weight.

Now you’re probably thinking “how is…

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