Shedding Light on Shame by Amy Houldey

Shame has been used throughout generations and across cultures as an instrument to control those of us who identify as women. Shame is deep rooted in the way it shapes how many of us feel about our bodies, sex, money, motherhood, love, lust…the list goes on. It works because society presents us with neatly defined…

Because Self Love by Chalcia Nicholas

People often tell me that I’m “oozing with confidence”, or that I have a “very strong personality”. After hearing this I would just smile to myself because I was not always this way. My struggle with confidence started a very long time ago. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked “different”. My…

On Pause

    Pause /pôz/ verb interrupt action or speech briefly. “she paused, at a loss for words” synonyms: stop, cease, halt, discontinue, break off, take a break noun a temporary stop in action or speech. “she dropped me outside during a brief pause in the rain” synonyms: stop, cessation, break, halt, interruption, check, lull, respite, breathing space, discontinuation, hiatus, gap, interlude I started my own business my senior year of college. I…

The Best F**cking Thing You Never Gave Me by Sitoria Townsend

I used to hate when I wasn’t given something I knew I deserved.  Remember that feeling of wanting something so bad after you worked so hard for it?  Or simply because you knew you deserved it. Exactly. We’ve experienced that at least once in our lives, even more so in adulthood. In adulthood we experience…

Don’t Have a Plan B by Natalie Rochelle

  Plenty of times we hear people talking about having a plan B. Plan A doesn’t always save us from our failures and to have a backup plan. Throughout our lives, if we really consider this theory, we focus on and repeat the saying “always have a plan B” in our head. After trial and…

26 Promises

2/19/92 a star was born. A week ago, I was thinking about my birthday and how hard my birthday was for me last year. I got teary eyed thinking about it and then this sense of calmness washed over me, and I started to feel happy. Happy because I am such a great place. Not…

Quarter Life Crisis

    I will be turning 25 in a couple of weeks. I have a few friends that have already crossed that threshold and the we all speak of this “Quarter Life Crisis”. Ask anyone over 30 and they will say we are being dramatic. We are not being dramatic, it is a somewhat an…

My Anxiety

Mental Health Awareness Week happened earlier this month. I felt this was an appropriate topic. Everyone at some point in life has or will have anxiety. It happens at work, school, and in our family lives but for some it’s more than a one moment. For people like me, it is every single day. Some…

Beyoncé Taught Me

    So I went to the my first Beyoncé concert last week. I was so excited because I never thought it would happen. See, every time she comes to town I just purchased something expensive so I  never have the money. Plus her concert tickets sales out in about 2 minutes flat. Beyoncé changed my life!…

Dating in 2016

It’s time for another chat with Good Girls Behaving Badly. Listen to us talk about the Chris Brown updates, Georgetown University, Lena Dunham, Beyonce’s birthday, and ITT Tech, and our main topic, dating in 2016.