Leading Lady Cydney: WDTV 5 News Morning Anchor

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Cydney Cooper featured in Young Black Pittsburgh (YNGBLKPGH) written by Brian R. Burley

The Leading Lady Campaign seeks to empower women and girls to defy obstacles, self-doubt, and fear so that they can reach their dreams.

LADYHOOD journey, LLC, believes that your journey is our journey. We all can learn from one another by empowering, uplifting, and challenging ourselves to push towards excellence, at every stage of the journey.

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5 Reasons Women Lose Themselves in Relationships 

In most of my past relationships, I have been the one building and sustaining the love, trust, and intimacy. I would give my time, energy, money, and my heart in my relationships because I value making my-love, feel loved and appreciated.

In most cases, this behavior is not viewed negatively. There is nothing wrong with being attentive and caring in your relationship, but not without self-love, which I was lacking.

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Leading Lady Mikisa: small-town medical student in the big-city

The Leading Lady Campaign seeks to empower women and girls to defy obstacles, self-doubt, and fear so that they can reach their dreams.

LADYHOOD journey, LLC, believes that your journey is our journey. We all can learn from one another by empowering, uplifting, and challenging ourselves to push towards excellence, at every stage of the journey.

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5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty

Popular culture has placed a lot of pressure on how to look, feel, and act a certain way. Not conforming to the standard of beauty, can be one of the most difficult tasks for women. 

Self-doubt seem to be inevitable when all we see is airbrushed and filtered women on every billboard, magazine cover, music video, and every social media profile picture. 

We verbally and internally body shame ourselves which blemishes and scars self-love.

The pressure is in abundance, and we practically kill ourselves with plastic surgery, implants, tanning, and skin bleaching just to fit into that standard. We think that if we look a certain way we will feel a certain way. These horrible habits that we have adopted to try to fit-in, do not cure low self-esteem. 

Self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love start within. You have to love yourself, flaws and all. There is not enough plastic surgery and Botox in the world to give you high self-esteem.

I reblogged this post because women need to understand that they are beautiful regardless of shaving, contour, bumps and blemishes, stretch marks, muffin tops, or having perfect nails and hair.
We are all beautiful and when self-love is a priority, confidence becomes your standard of beauty.

-Pinkspen

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As a person who writes about beauty products on a regular basis, I feel that it is my responsibility to speak about the darker aspects of this world as well. Beauty standards all around the globe are becoming more and more unforgiving by the minute, making it painfully hard for women to feel confident in their own skin. Of course, in an ideal world, everyone should be brave enough to embrace their “flaws” but constant scrutiny at a microscopic level can make the strongest succumb to the pressure. Here are 5 beauty standards that I would banish from the face of the planet if I had supernatural powers (until then, this blog will have to suffice).

1. Greasy roots – So many women feel obliged to wash their hair more often than they want, just to avoid showing up at work with those darned greasy roots. This makes for an…

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A Woman’s Self-talk After a Breakup

I wish he would fight for me.

I never want to see him again

I just want things to be different.

He is never going to change. 

He will miss me.

I don’t need him. 

I am lonely.

I am going out. 

I hate to see you walk away.

He will be back.

I can’t believe its over…

I am soooo glad we are done!

I am about to get #snatched up

I want him back. 

It hurts to see you move on.

I will find someone better.

I don’t want to be without you.

Boy, bye.

I wish you could hold me.

He will never touch me again.

I wish I could forget.

I’ll always remember the pain he caused. 

I am just going through the motions.

I like being single. 

Life sucks. 

#singleliferocks

I am sorry.

I have nothing to be sorry for.

I just wanted him to love me.

I don’t need him to love me, I love myself. 

I want him back!

F*** him! 

I am going to die alone. 

Love will find its way back to me.

I hate him.

I love him. 

-Pinkspen 

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”

Everything in Moderation: the story of a thick girl

​I always wanted an hour-glass figure. It was all I could think about. I would binge exercise and go on diets for months at a time.

I spent so much time in the gym imagining how I would look with that figure. I day-dreamed that if I was shaped like a Coke bottle, I would walk the streets, like a runway, and Beyoncé all over everyone. 

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