The Message You Carry Matters

Words create worlds. Words speak life. Words inspire possibility into reality. Words have sticking power to become something in life. “I have a dream,” proclaimed Martin Luther King. Oprah shares on Super Soul Sunday, “In 1978 as a young woman when I began reciting Maya Angelou’s poem, Phenomenal Woman, over and over again,  I didn’t believe […]

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Transgenerational Trauma

Powerful photo from photographer Cassandra Jones, talking about transgenerational trauma: how unprocessed pain of mothers goes through caring for their daughters. Trauma travels through generations until someone is strong enough to stand through all that pain and heal it. We carry our mothers and their pains on our backs, just as they carried their mothers […]

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Nurturing Inner Clarity

People who maintain their sense of calm when things around them are in a state of flux and confusion are always wonderful to be around. We feel calmer just being near them as if they have activated our sense of inner peace. We learn that we can be quiet, even when everything around us is […]

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Uncharted Waters

Hello! My name is Morgan Gray. I am currently a senior at Mississippi State University, majoring in History. Above all things, I am a first-generation student. This title means a lot to me, considering that my grandfather was only allowed to receive a third-grade education before he was forced to drop out of school and […]

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Showcase-Authentic Women~Jenny Campbell

Aligning Within  Diadel Ortiz talks to Jenny Campbell~May 2020 As a lifelong learner and youth advocate, I use education to empower adults and children in all aspects of their lives. I have dedicated most of my adult life and professional career to education, teaching, mentoring, and sharing good morals. I enjoy spending my time with […]

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THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN

We are women and we are strong and we are beautiful. We are the daughters of a thousand generations past and a thousand generations to come. We are soft and silent, powerful, and moving. And as we breathe so does the wind blow. And as we cry so does the river run. And as we […]

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Sister, I look at you with inspiration

To look at another woman with inspiration rather than the green eyes of envy. To love another woman as a sister, rather than seeing them as the enemy. To remember we each, hold love so vast and powerful it could heal the World, To realize within our femininity is a strength that can moves mountains, […]

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The superpower of the mind

“I’m absolutely exhausted and so very tired of all the anxiety, negativity, and stress these days. Too often, my mind is consumed with draining thoughts, and every muscle in my body seems tense. It hurts. I don’t want to feel this way anymore. I don’t want to feel like I live in a whirlwind of […]

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Rely on Your Spiritual Guides

It is far from easy to keep living where God is. Therefore, God gives you people who help to hold you in that place and call you back to it everytime you wander off. Your spiritual guides keep reminding you of where your deepest desire is being fulfilled. You know where that is, but you […]

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The BADASS version of me

This version of me wasn’t built overnight; it took years in the making. It took experience, endurance, and pain. It took insecurities, indecisions, and uncertainties. It took depression, anxiety, and abuse. It took fear, despair, struggles, pain, and mistakes to push me down. I had to go through a lot of shit, climb out of […]

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