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Why I Love Being Black, but Hate Being Black in America

“I am my ancestors’ wildest dream.” I read that quote a couple of years ago and I broke down in tears. Reading that sentence encapsulated what it feels like to be Black in America for me. I once had somebody ask me, “Knowing what you know now about...

Sex Smarts with Stephanie Villa from SoothingSista

If you’ve been on social media, chances are you’ve come across Stephanie Villa, also known as SoothingSista. For years, Stephanie has been giving her community advice on all things lifestyle and beauty, and now she’s taking it a step further with her new YouTube series, Sex Smarts. With the...

15 Women in the Military Share What They Wish You Knew

Upon hearing the words “military” or “uniformed service,” most of our minds often instantly cut to a visual of a soldier vigilantly fighting for his or her country, adorned with medals and wearing a classic army uniform—and that is the word that seems to throw us all off:...

40 Easy & Delicious Recipes for a Summer BBQ

Copy By: Lauren Schumacker Summer means cookouts. Whether you’re truly cooking outside on your grill or making due indoors, you can still partake in all of your summer favorites, from burgers and veggies, to salads, dips, and cocktails. To help you embrace all that summer has to offer (food-wise, at...

How to Choose the Perfect Sunscreen for Your Skin

You know those summer days where you’re out by the pool or the beach, and you’re just too busy having fun and forget to reapply your sunscreen every time you get out? Is it too much to ask of my sunscreen to protect me while I’m out having...

Home Tour: 650 Sq. Ft. of Feminine Style in San Francisco

Because San Francisco is notoriously the most expensive city to live in in the United States, renters there have a unique predicament in finding a home with both enough space and at the right cost. Lauren Haden, who works at Sephora’s San Fran headquarters, was able to find a...

The Best Fourth of July Sales to Shop This Weekend

Did anyone else’s mother make their family wear matching Old Navy American flag tee-shirts in the late ’90s/early ’00s? Or was that just mine? For me, the Fourth of July means gathering around the campfire with family and friends, having deep life talks interrupted by the sounds of colorful...

What to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

I am a 33-year-old, single Black woman, and I’m considering freezing my eggs.  Truthfully, I never thought I’d reach my mid-30s single and childless. I have learned a few valuable things about myself on my way to looking into egg freezing. I don’t want to be married, but I...

How Fashion Girls Are Styling Denim Shorts This Season

If there’s one clothing item as quintessential to summer as ice cream cones and SPF, it’s denim shorts. Not only are they a staple in our personal wardrobes, but Daisy Duke made jaws drop in the OG denim cut-offs back in 1979 (named one of the most iconic...

6 Eye Makeup Looks Anyone Can Do

If there’s anything in my life I get complimented on, it’s my amazing, fun-loving, spirited personality. LOL Jk, it’s my eye makeup. I get stopped by strangers and friends and family alike asking how I did my eyeshadow, what I used, where I learned to do that, if...