Janice worked hard. She completed her assignments on time and rarely made mistakes. She went to meetings, but often sat in the back and never said much – speaking up in large groups wasn’t her thing. She was polite to her colleagues, but cultivated her friends outside of work, and didn’t talk about her passion… Read More
People keep telling me to stop telling my age. They say that I don’t have to admit how old I am because 50 is the new 30. But here’s the thing – I don’t need a new 30. Although I didn’t always believe it my 30’s were awesome. I worked hard, traveled, explored and did… Read More
“Why do you sound hesitant to take on this new role? You’re always so confident. I thought you’d be thrilled.” There was a new position opening up and the HR person wanted me to apply. It seemed like such a natural next step, but I didn’t feel “ready.” She thought I was confident, but on… Read More
But there I was years later, okay with the fact that my curls hadn’t come out perfectly because somewhere along the way to me accepting that my hair didn’t need to be perfect, I began to accept that the rest of me didn’t have to be perfect either. I could make decisions and go places and do things and didn’t have to look, sound, or FEEL perfect.
According to the Urban Dictionary, negs or negging are, “low-grade insults meant to undermine the self-confidence of a woman so she might be more vulnerable to advances”. Although women sometimes neg, men corner the efforts. During early flirting efforts, this is a tactic first described by pick-up artists (PUAs). There are several explanations for the tactic; however,… Read More
Thank God I am free! From all that hair that is… Looking at those pictures side by side, most of you can’t imagine what it took for me to embrace that courageous woman in the pink dress, and then allow myself to evolve into that confident and free woman in green. But boy let me… Read More