Vulnerability

I Am My Sister's Keeper: How to Forge a Sisterhood Beyond the Stereotypes

I Am My Sister's Keeper: How to Forge a Sisterhood Beyond the Stereotypes

Each of us has the power to create a “red tent” of our own. It doesn’t have to be perfect or frequent. It doesn’t have to be expensive or expansive. It only has to be intentional. Ask yourself,“What do I want the women gathering here to gain from this space and time?”

The Power In Owning Our Duality: Give Yourself Permission to Be Both Soft & Strong

The Power In Owning Our Duality: Give Yourself Permission to Be Both Soft & Strong

This month at Black Girl in Om, we are declaring a new narrative for women of color as well. We are proclaiming we are both  Strong & Soft. We are honoring our duality. Shaking loose of an identity, of a world, that would tell us we can only be one thing and we are widening the definition of both our strength and our softness...

Restorative Yoga Had Me at First OM

Restorative Yoga Had Me at First OM

I’d never been to a restorative yoga class, so I didn’t know that we’d be challenged to stay in each pose for at least three minutes. I’ve grown used to the flow of Vinyasa with a few breaths being all that is required of a pose. If the pose becomes difficult, there’s the constant relief of movement. I know that in a short time I can readjust and, “play” within the pose; just a quick shift of the body and I’m good. A sweet escape. This, until now had been my life motto: If you don’t like what’s happening move, act, or fight back.